Aspen Discovery Catalog Help

Aspen Discovery is a new patron experience for Pasco County Libraries. This system integrates our resources and allows you to easily access materials in one place.

Explore some of the key features of Aspen Discovery below!

If you have any questions or would like assistance, contact any Pasco branch.

FAQ's

How Do I Borrow eContent?

To borrow eContent from Hoopla, CloudLibrary, or Libby/Overdrive, you will need to set up an account with each resource. Easily sign up to these catalogs with your library card.

Once setup, borrow eContent instantly through the catalog.

Hoopla

  1. Register on Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/register.
  2. Create your account with an email address and password.
    1. Password must be 8 characters long.
  3. Search Pasco County Library System.
  4. Enter your library card number and PIN.
    1. Your PIN by default is your last name in capital letters.

 

CloudLibrary

  1. Visit Pasco CloudLibrary: https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/PascoCL/Featured
  2. Select 'Log In' in the upper right corner.
  3. Enter your library card number and select 'Log In'.

Libby/Overdrive

  1. Visit our Overdrive consortium: https://tblc.overdrive.com/tblc-pasco/content
  2. Select 'Sign In' in the upper right corner.
  3. Select Pasco County Library System as your library.
  4. Enter your library card number and select 'Sign In'.

For thorough webpage and app instructions, scroll down to eContent.

How Do I Import My Existing Lists?
  1. Sign in to your account through the button on the upper right corner.
  2. On the Your Account page, select 'Your Lists' in the left sidebar.
  3. Select 'Import From Old Catalog'.
  4. Your previous lists will load in after a period of time.
Where Can I Download The Mobile App?

Download the library's app, Aspen LiDA onto your mobile devices.

Android Devices: Google Play Store | iOS/Apple Devices: Apple App Store

 

Signing Into the App

  1. Allow the app to search your library with location permissions or enter 'Pasco County Library System' in Find Your Library. Select your branch.
  2. Enter your Library card number and your PIN/Password. Select 'Login'.
    1. Your PIN by default is your last name in capital letters.
      If you signed up for a virtual eCard, you created your PIN during registration.
  3. You are now signed in! Use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to navigate the app.
    1. Discover: Browse curated collections and edit your home page
    2. Search: Search our catalog
    3. Card: Access a digital copy of your Library Card
    4. Account: See your account details at a glance
    5. More: Find your library's Contact Information and app privacy policy
How Do I Create A List?

Multiple lists can be created for your convenience. All lists are private by default.

  1. Under a search result, select the button 'Add to List'.
  2. Choose an existing list or select 'Create A New List'.
    1. Add a note for your records.

Managing Your Lists

  1. Manage your list by selecting your name, then 'Your Lists'. You may also select 'Your Account' in the menu and then select 'Your Lists'.
  2. To add more titles to a list, simply select 'Add to list' under a title and select your desired list.

Sharing Lists

  1. Select your desired list in 'Your Lists'. Select Edit at the top of the list.
  2. Under Access, change the access from Private to Public.
  3. Select Update.
  4. Copy the URL of the list and share!

Shared lists are view only. Lists can be edited only by the author.

Basics

How Do I Sign In/Out?
  1. Select 'Sign In' by the upper right side of the page
  2. Enter your library card number and your PIN / Password.
    1. Your PIN / Password by default is your last name in capital letters.

 

Sign Out

  1. Select the Menu Icon and select 'Sign Out' at the bottom of the menu.

 

Need to reset your PIN / Password?

Select 'Reset My PIN / Password'. Then, enter your library card number and your email and select 'Reset My Pin'. Your email must match the email associated with the library card.

You may also contact any Pasco Library branch for assistance.

 

Need a library card?

Select 'Register for a new Library Card' and fill out your information. Your Pasco e-Card gives you instant access to our digital resources, including eBooks and Audiobooks.

To register for a Virtual Library Card you need to be a resident of Pasco County, Florida.

Where Can I See My Account Details?

Once logged in, you have 2 ways of finding your account details:

  1. Select your name in the upper right corner. A dropdown list will show with quicklinks to your account data.
  2. Select the Menu Icon and select 'Your Account'.

When selecting 'Your Account' you will be able to see an overview of your account.

At a glance, you will be able to see a summary of your checkouts, overdues, holds, and items ready for pickup.

Select to view more information or choose from the sidebar on the left of the page.

Where Can I Find Library Hours and Locations?
  1. Easily find the hours and locations by selecting the Menu Icon, then selecting 'Library Hours & Locations'.

    Directions and phone contact information are under each location.
  2. Hours and locations can also be found on our website.

Materials, Holds, & Checkouts

How Do I Search?
  1. In the search bar below the menu links, enter your desired search and select the 'Search' button.
    1. Select the dropdown menu to further refine your search by Series, Author, etc.
  2. Refine your search through many options:
    1. Selecting your desired format and availability above the search results
    2. Selecting from many categories in the left menu. Many options can be selected at once.
    3. To see more details on an entry, select the Title.

 

Searching by Accelerated Reader Level or Lexile Level

If available, the Accelerated Reader and Lexile levels will be displayed under the title.

Accelerated Reader

  1. Either using the left menu in a search or Advanced Search, enter your desired AR range. Include the full number range.
  • Kindergarten: 0.1 - 0.9
  • 1st Grade: 1.0 - 1.9
  • 2nd Grade: 2.0 - 2.9
  • 3rd Grade: 3.0 - 3.9
  • 4th Grade: 4.0 - 4.9
  • 5th Grade: 5.0 - 5.9
  • 6th Grade: 6.0 - 6.9

 

Lexile Measure

  1. Either using the left menu in a search or Advanced Search, enter your desired Lexile Level. Include the full number range without letters.
  • 2nd Grade: 107L - 545L
  • 3rd Grade: 415L - 760L
  • 4th Grade: 635L - 950L
  • 5th Grade: 770L - 1080L
  • 6th Grade: 855L - 1165L
  • 7th Grade: 925L +

 

Advanced Search

If necessary, Advanced Search can be used to further refine your results. Select Optional Filters for more options. Select Search Tips in the upper right hand corner for more information.

How Do I Place A Hold?
  1. Simply select 'Place Hold' next to the desired format of the title.
  2. For digital materials like eBooks, Audiobooks, and more, select 'Place Hold' next to the Digital Resource. For Overdrive holds, enter in an email to be notified when the hold is ready.

Digital and physical holds can be seen and managed in your account. View your holds to cancel, suspend, or find similar materials while you wait for your hold.

How Do I View My Checkouts?

View your checkouts by:

  1. Selecting your name in the upper right hand corner, and selecting 'Checked Out Titles'
  2. Select the Menu Icon and select Your Account. Then, select the 'Checked Out' box or select Checked Out Titles from the left sidebar.

The checkout menu will show physical and digital checkouts. Access and manage the titles through this webpage.

How Long Can I Checkout Materials?

The most recent Checkout Guide can be found on our website at https://www.pascolibraries.org/borrow/checkout-guide/

 

Physical Material

  • Place holds and use Curbside Pickup.
  • Courtesy text messages and emails.
  • Access digital materials 24/7 - login to the digital service with your card or your email address.
  • The maximum (total) number of items available for check out is 35. This includes any combination of materials.
  • Up to 5 automatic renewals occur on all material without outstanding holds.

Item Type

Keep it up to

Borrow up to

Request up to

Late Fees

Adaptive Toys 3 weeks  35 15 None
Books 3 weeks  35 15 None
BookCDs 3 weeks 35 15 None
Book Club Kits 8 weeks [no renewals] 2 15 None
Calculators 2 weeks 1 1 None
Discovery/Museum Pass
1 week 1 15 None
DVDs & BLU-RAY
1 week 10 15 None
Games 1 weeks 2 15 None
Interlibrary Loan Books (ILL)      3 weeks [no renewals] 15 15 None
Launchpads 1 week 1 15 None
Magazines 2 weeks 35 15 None
Mobile Hotspots 3 weeks 1 15 None
New Books
2 weeks 35 15 None
Playaways 3 weeks 35 15 None
Toys
3 weeks 35 15 None
Ukulele 3 weeks 1 15 None

 

Digital Checkout

Digital materials are automatically returned and are not subject to late fees.

Digital Services

Keep it up to 

Borrow up to

Request up to 

Renewal 

CloudLibrary: eBooks and Audiobooks 2 weeks 10 items at a time 15 Renewals permitted
Flipster: eMagazines
2 weeks 10 per month   One renewal
Hoopla: eBooks and Audiobooks
3 weeks 6 Hoopla borrows per month Always available  
Hoopla: BingePass
1 week 6 Hoopla borrows per month Always available  
Hoopla: Music 1 week 6 Hoopla borrows per month Always available  
Hoopla: Movies and TV shows 3 days 6 Hoopla borrows per month Always available  
Kanopy: Documentaries, Movies and TV shows
2 days or more 12 tickets per month Always available  
Libby/Overdrive: eBooks and Audiobooks 2 weeks 10 items at a time 15 Renewals permitted

 

How Do I Request an Inter-Library Loan (ILL)?

Request an Inter-Library Loan by selecting Services in the menu bar, then selecting Inter-Library Loan. It may also be found at the bottom of the page when searching.

You can also visit our webpage to request and learn more: pascolibraries.org/borrow/inter-library-loan-service/

How Do I Submit and View my Purchase Suggestions?
  1. Sign into your account by selecting 'Sign In' and enter your library card number and your PIN / Password.
    1. Your PIN / Password by default is your last name in capital letters.
  2. On your account home page, select 'Your Purchase Suggestions' in the left menu.
    (Mobile) Click the Person icon and select 'Your Purchase Suggestions' in the dropdown menu.
     

    1. Any of your previous purchase suggestions will be shown here.
  3. Select Submit a Purchase Suggestion to submit a new request.

eContent: eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, & More

All of our eContent can be accessed through the Aspen Catalog, or through their individual apps or weblinks. Easily access our eContent by selecting 'Digital Content' on the Menu Bar or selecting the Resource below:

eResource Apps and Links

How Do I Access and Checkout eContent Through The Catalog?

To checkout through Aspen, you'll need to link your library card to the eResources. Follow the instructions in the dropdown below for Hoopla, Libby/Overdrive, and CloudLibrary.

  1. Create an account and sign in with the eResources.
  2. Checkout eContent by selecting 'Check Out' next to the resource.
  3. Confirm any prompts, your item is now checked out.

 

Accessing Digital Checkouts on Hoopla, Libby/Overdrive, and CloudLibrary

  1. Access any of your digital checkouts by visiting Your Account and selecting 'Checked Out'. From there, select 'Access Online'. Login with your account and instantly access your checkout.

 

Note: Overdues on a library card will block access to e-content. Please contact your nearest Pasco library branch for assistance.

How Do I Setup and Access Hoopla eContent?
  1. Sign up by going to https://www.hoopladigital.com/register.
  2. Search Pasco County Library System.
  3. Enter your library card number and PIN.
    1. Your PIN by default is your last name in capital letters.

Once your account is created, you will be able to borrow Hoopla items through the Catalog, webpage, or mobile app.

 

What is my Hoopla PIN?

Your PIN by default is your last name in capital letters. If you've changed your library account password, use that password as your pin.

If you are unable to retrieve your PIN, please contact any Pasco branch with your library card for assistance.

 

Hoopla says my email has already been registered. What can I do?

Hoopla only allows 1 email to 1 library card. Please use a separate email to create a Hoopla account.

If you no longer have access to that email or it is unknown, please contact your nearest branch with your library card for assistance.

Note: Overdues on a library card will block access to e-content. Please contact your nearest Pasco library branch for assistance.

How Do I Setup and Access CloudLibrary?

Website

  1. Visit CloudLibrary by going to the link: https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/PascoCL/Featured
    1. Easy access this link by selecting 'Digital Content' in the menu bar.
    2. Select 'Log In' by the upper right corner.
    3. Enter your library card number and select 'Log In'.

App

  1. Download the app through the Apple or Google store. The app is named 'CloudLibrary'.
  2. Install and open the app.
  3. Tap to continue and select the following:
    1. County: United States
    2. Select State/Region: Florida
    3. Select Library: Pasco County Libraries
  4. Select Next and enter your Library card number.

    Note: Overdues on a library card will block access to e-content. Please contact your nearest Pasco library branch for assistance.

    How Do I Setup and Access Libby/Overdrive eContent?

    Website

    1. Visit Overdrive/Libby by going to the link: https://tblc.overdrive.com/tblc-pasco/content
      1. Easy access this link by selecting 'Digital Content' in the menu bar.
      2. Select 'Sign In' by the upper right corner.
      3. Select Pasco County Library System as your library.
      4. Enter your library card number and select 'Sign In'.

    App

    1. Download the app through the Apple or Google store. The app is named 'Libby, by Overdrive'
    2. Install and open the app.
    3. In the prompt of 'Do you have a library card?' select Yes.
    4. Use one of the 3 methods to find the library: 1) Copy from another device, 2) Search for a Library, or 3) Guess My Library.
      1. If searching, enter 'Pasco County Library System' and select Tampa Bay Library Consortium
    5. Select 'Sign In With My Card'.
    6. Select Pasco County Library System.
    7. Enter your library card number and select Sign In.

    Note: Overdues on a library card will block access to e-content. Please contact your nearest Pasco library branch for assistance.

    What is the Difference Between Libby and Overdrive?

    Libby and Overdrive are the same catalog with a different look and feel.

    Libby is a rebranded version of Overdrive with unique features. Materials checked out on Libby are the same as materials on Overdrive.

    Libby is more user friendly and available to download as an App on many devices. On older devices, support for Overdrive has been discontinued in lieu of using Libby. Learn more in Libby's FAQ

    If you need assistance with getting and using Libby on your device, contact any Pasco Library branch.

     

    Features: Lists, Search Tools, and More

    How Do I Import My Previous Lists From The Old Catalog?
    1. Sign in to your account through the button on the upper right corner.
    2. On the Your Account page, select 'Your Lists' in the left sidebar.
    3. Select 'Import From Old Catalog'.
    4. Your previous lists will load in after a period of time.
    How Do I Create and Share A List?

    Multiple lists can be created for your convenience. All lists are private by default.

    1. Under a search result, select the button 'Add to List'.
    2. Choose an existing list or select 'Create A New List'.
      1. Add a note for your records.

    Managing Your Lists

    1. Manage your list by selecting your name, then 'Your Lists'. You may also select 'Your Account' in the menu and then select 'Your Lists'.
    2. To add more titles to a list, simply select 'Add to list' under a title and select your desired list.

    Sharing Lists

    1. Select your desired list in 'Your Lists'. Select Edit at the top of the list.
    2. Under Access, change the access from Private to Public.
    3. Select Update.
    4. Copy the URL of the list and share!

    Shared lists are view only. Lists can be edited only by the author.

    How Do I Import My Existing Lists?
    1. Sign in to your account through the button on the upper right corner.
    2. On the Your Account page, select 'Your Lists' in the left sidebar.
    3. Select 'Import From Old Catalog'.
    4. Your previous lists will load in after a period of time.
    How Do I Create a Saved Search?

    A Saved Search allows you to save your commonly searched items. Your searches can be revisited in your Account Homepage or on a tab on the Home menu called 'Saved Searches'.

    Once created, any new results in your Saved Search will automatically update and show a 'New' badge.

    1. Type in your desired result and select 'Search'.
    2. OPTIONAL: Further refine your search with the categories in the lefthand side.
      1. Many options can be selected. Select the menu to see a dropdown of options, multiple options can be selected at once.
        1. For example, to get a format of Book with the Author J. K Rowling, select the desired options.
          1. Format: Book
          2. Author: Rowling, J. K
          3. Your selected Filters will be shown at the top of the categories.
    3. Once you're satisfied with the search results, select 'Search Tools' above the first result. Then, select Save Search.
    4. Enter a name for your Saved Search and select Save.

     

    Managing Saved Searches

    1. When logged in, select your name and select 'Your Searches' in the menu.
    2. Select the words under 'Search' to view the search. To delete the search, select 'Delete'.
    3. Manage other search functions in the same page.
    How Do I Download A List or Search?

    Download A Search

    1. While Searching, adjust your filters to your desired result. Multiple filters can be used as well as the 'Sort by' and Availability tabs above the first result.​​​​​
      1. In this example, we have Format/Item Type 'Large Print' selected.
        Sort by 'Publication Year Desc' is also selected to show the earliest Publication dates.
    2. On the right-hand side, click 'Search Tools' and 'Export to CSV' to download.
      On Mobile, tap the 'Search Tools' button.
      Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)

     

    Download A List

    1. Go to 'Your Lists' and select your list or select an existing list.
    2. Above the first title, select 'Export List to CSV'.
    How Can I Get Recommendations?

    Automatically receive recommendations when you rate at least 5 titles. Rate titles by selecting a Star Rating under the photo of the cover.

    Once you've rated 5 titles, go to Your Account and your recommendations will be under 'Recommended for You'.

    You can also select 'You May Also Like' under any checked out titles or 'While You Wait' for titles that are currently on hold.

    Still Need Help? Contact Us.

       

     

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