Did you know that you can access your Troy Public Library account online from home, work, or anywhere you have internet access?
Log into your account by clicking on Log into My Account on the left side of the Library's home page (troylibrary.info). Enter the numbers found on the back of your Troy Library card (with no spaces) in the box next to Username or Barcode and your PIN into the box next to Password. Then click on Log In.
When you are logged in you can see the items you currently have checked out, your hold requests, your reading lists, saved searches, and more. Click on My Account, located in the light blue bar across the top of the page, and select one of the choices from the dropdown menu.
Did you know that you can renew the items you have checked out by accessing your Troy Public Library account online? Simply login to get started.
Once you are logged in, click on My Account in the light blue bar across the top of the page and select Items Out from the dropdown list. The items currently checked out on your card will be listed along with their due dates and the number of renewals left. If you want to renew everything, click Renew All Items found at the bottom of the list without checking any boxes. To renew only some of the items, check the boxes to the left of the titles you want to renew. Then click on Renew Selected Items at the bottom.
The due dates and renewals left will update to reflect the change. Items on hold for another patron or that have no renewals left will not be able to be renewed. If you have questions, call our Circulation Department at 248.524.3538, then press 3.
Have you ever wanted to tame a bull in Spain, or order kare-kare at your favorite Filipino restaurant? Have you ever wondered how to pronounce the name of Eyjafijallajökull, the famous volcano in Iceland, or what it would be like to have a conversation with the Swedish Chef of Muppets fame? Well now you can!
In addition to the 30 international languages and 12 ESL courses that are currently offered by the Library through the Mango Languages eResource, there are now four new languages in the Mango Languages Learning Center: Castillian Spanish (a dialect spoken in northern and central Spain), Icelandic, Swedish, and Tagalog (the national language of the Philippines).
To get started learning a language, all you need to be is a Troy resident with a Troy Public Library card. Then visit the Mango Languages Learning Center. And remember, you can also learn a language on the go with Mango Languages Mobile Apps. Click here for more information.
Do you want to learn a new language but are always on the go? Do you own an Android or an iPhone? Are you a Troy resident? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then the Troy Public Library is the place for you!
The Library's Mango Languages eResource offers a mobile app for Androids and iPhones that allows you to access 30 foreign languages and a dozen ESL courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter where you are.
Accessing one of the the Mango Mobile apps is simple and quick. There are just a few things you need to get started:
1. A Troy Public Library card.
3. A Mango account, which can be set up by visiting the Mango Language Learning Center.
Mango is easy to use and fun to master. Download the app and learn on the go today!
In celebration of Teen Tech Week, March 4-10, the Troy Library Teen Department staff would like to thank you for being an active part of TPL Teens. If you "Like" our Teen Facebook Page any time before March 10, we will give you a small token of our appreciation.
Simply print out and sign the "I Like You" voucher, bring it to the Troy Library Adult Reference desk, and we will give you a prize. Why? Because we like you, too.
Hope to see you soon!
Troy Public Library Teens now have their very own Facebook page! To check it out, go to facebook.com/troylibteens. We will be keeping you up to date on the latest events and the newest and most popular books, movies, and video games the Library's Teen Department has to offer.
Would you like a say in what gets posted on the page? Maybe you have read an awesome book you would like to recommend to other teens or you have a great idea for a new Library program? If so, email Teen Librarian Olivia Olson at O.Olson@troymi.gov with your recommendations and suggestions on how to make the Library's Teen Department even more awesome. If you would like, we will post the best comments on the Facebook page for all to see. Make sure to include your first name and your age if you want credit for your amazing ideas.
We cannot wait to hear from you!