Placing Reserves/Requests From Home

You are now able to reserve and renew books from your home computer. Go to ALISWEB and follow these instructions. You might want to print this page for further reference.

To Reserve Books:

  1. Search the library’s catalog until you find the book you want to reserve. Click on the Request button at the top of the screen.
  2. On the next screen enter your full name (first and last name), library card number, and your PIN (typically, the last four digits of your telephone number). If this number is not accepted, visit the Library’s Circulation Desk to request a new PIN.
  3. Click the Submit button.
  4. The next screen should say: “Your request for the book was successful. Your request will be delivered to Malverne when it is available.”
  5. To return to the library catalog, click on the New Search button.


To View Your Account:

You can view your account to check your record, cancel a reserve or renew materials.

Go to the ALISWEB and click on “My Account”.

Enter your full name, library card number, and your PIN (typically, the last four digits of your telephone number).

The next screen will show your record.

To renew items, click Items Currently Checked Out. A list of the items checked out on your library card will appear. Click the box next to the item you wish to renew, then click the button Renew Selected Items. After clicking Renew Selected Items, view the items you chose to renew to confirm that they have been renewed. The new due date will appear under Status along with the word RENEWED. If an item was not renewed, an explanation will appear in red text under the column headed Status.

Click on Request Outstanding to view your current holds.

After you have completed your searches, please remember to log out.