TPA Homeschool Library Catalog

Welcome to the TPA Homeschool Library catalog

Where: Basement of Pathway Church, 2001 N. Maize Rd. Wichita

Library Hours: Thursdays 11am - 1pm. (weather permitting)

Closed on public holidays and the month of December.

Weather closures will be listed on this page

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ADVANCE NOTICE:

TPA Library will be closed on 19 October 2017...

because the basement of Pathway Church is not available for us to use from 15 October to 22 October 2017. Please do not attempt to return items to the dropbox during the week when the basement is not available.

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Please Read this BEFORE Registering

If you have checked out anything from the TPA Library in the past, or filled out a card with your name and details at the TPA Library, then you are already in the computer system and do NOT need to register. Registering again will create a duplicate record and you will not be able to access your checkout history or see items that you currently have checked out. Please email the librarian at librarian@teachingparents.org if you need help.


Please email librarian@teachingparents.org if you experience any trouble with registration. 

 

 

 


LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS:

Login:  firstname.lastname

Password: If you register at the library, your password is initially set to a default of your telephone number in the format 999-999-9999. If you register online, the system will generate an initial password. Please change your password when you login the first time.

 

 

WHAT IF I FORGET MY PASSWORD?

IMPORTANT: For security reasons, please change your password the first time you access your records. Passwords are encrypted and are therefore not visible to any staff. If you forget your password, email TPA Library at librarian@teachingparents.org and request that we reset your password to your telephone number. You may then change the password to something secure again.


HOW DO I REGISTER?

If you have checked out anything from the TPA Library in the past, or filled out a card with your name and details at the TPA Library, then you are already in the computer system and do NOT need to register. If you are new to the TPA Library, you may register and create a login and password for yourself. Please enter the required information after logging in. Email address is required and will be verified by sending you an email immediately after you create your library patron record. Please be patient, as this email could take about 10 minutes before it will send an email to verify your new account. Please take note of the computer assigned password. You may change this password after signing in the first time, but the computer assigned password must be entered in order to change the password. Please email librarian@teachingparents.org if you have any trouble with registration.

DO I HAVE TO LOGIN TO SEARCH THE CATALOG?

No, you can search the catalog directly from this screen. Enter any information in the input box at the top of the page or click "advanced search" to display selection options for searching the catalog. You only need to login to view your account details, to renew items or place items on hold.

 

WHAT ARE THE WAYS I CAN RENEW ITEMS?

Use the login instructions above and login to your account. To renew items, either select the items you wish to renew and click "renew selected items", or click "renew" next to the item(s) you wish to renew, or click "renew all". You can renew the items ONLINE which will extend the due date by one month. If you renewed your item online last month, then your renewal on that item this month would have to be IN PERSON. Then the next month you could renew it online again and continue that process indefinitely as long as the item has not been placed on hold by another library patron. If another patron has placed a hold on an item, then that item cannot be renewed.

 

HOW CAN I PLACE AN ITEM(S) ON HOLD?

Use the login instructions above and login to your account. To place an item on hold, search the catalog for the item you would like to place on hold. Below the title under "actions", click "place hold". You will be asked to "confirm the hold". Click to "confirm hold". At any time, you could cancel the hold or suspend the hold until a specified date. Therefore, if you want to place a hold on items for future dates as you need them for your school year, this can be done in advance, specifying the date you wish the hold to be placed. Items will be held for 14 days once they are located in the library. An email will be sent to notify you that the item is ready to be picked up and will be waiting for you at the librarian's desk. (A great time saver for you!) There is no charge to place items on hold. You may place a hold on up to 15 items at a time.


OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION:

Here at the TPA Homeschool Library, we strive to be a blessing to your family in your homeschool journey. We care about you and we want to do all we can to help your homeschool be a success. The TPA Homeschool Library is here for you. 

You can also get much more assistance from the TPA website, http://www.teachingparents.org/, and from the Teaching Parents Facebook page.

(published on 12/31/2013)

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