Note: Advanced booking privileges are ONLY available to contract and long-term occasional teachers with the Limestone District School Board and the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.
So how do I place a request to book an item?
Before starting, you will need to know your TRC barcode number – which is found on the back of your TRC library card (remember to use the “t”) and your PIN (the first 4 letters of your last name).
If you do not know your barcode number:
- Phone the TRC — 1-613-533-6901 or 1-866-285-8648 or
- Email the TRC at email@example.com
Follow these steps to book an item
- Search the TRC Catalogue for items you want.
- When you have the record for a desired item up on the screen, click on Place a Booking:
- The next screen will ask you to Please Login to continue with Advanced Bookings.
Tip: You can login in before you even start your search and you will remain logged in for the entire time you are searching the TRC catalogue.
In the first box, enter your TRC Barcode (Beginning with “t”. Your barcode number appears on your card as #TXXX#, do NOT include the # marks. Use tXXXX only).
In the second box enter your PIN.
Your PIN is the first 4 letters of your last name.
For example :
- Last name O’Neil; PIN = onei
- Last name Lee; PIN = lee
Do not include spaces, hyphens, etc.
After entering your barcode and PIN; click the LOGIN button:
- Follow the steps indicated in the Advanced Booking Wizard.
- Step 1: Choose Date & Settings
Choose the date you require the item.
Important: Select the day your school gets Courier delivery. This must be either a Wed. or a Thurs. depending on your schoolâ€™s schedule. If you are unsure please call the TRC.
Enter the date as month/day/year (MM/DD/YY) Reminder: Day must be a Wed. or Thurs. according to your scheduled delivery day.or click on the Calendar and select the required date. If you want more than 1 copy, such as a class set of novels, fill in the box How many copies with the required number of copies. Click the SUBMIT button.
If an item is out or already booked for someone else the next screen will be:
- Step 2b: Date Adjustments
The system will try to provide you with alternative dates when the item is available or you can return to the previous step and try another date. If the alternative date is acceptable, click the SUBMIT button. If you wish to modify your request click the GO BACK button where you can modify or cancel your request.
If the item is available for the dates you have requested you will be taken to the confirmation screen.
Step 3 – Confirmation This page allows you to review your request.
It will provide you with the title of the item, the date you will receive the item and the date you must return the item. If this information is correct click the CONFIRM button. If you wish to modify your request click the GO BACK button where you can modify or cancel your request.
In Step 4: Booking Details.
- This screen confirms your request.
- Confirms the dates you will have the resource.
- Confirms the number of copies you have requested.
- Confirms your name and client code.
- Tells you when the resource leaves the TRC (DRC).
- The due date of the item.
Note: The date the resource leaves the TRC and the date you receive the item may NOT necessarily the same day.
- Finally you can either Return to Search or begin a new search by clicking the HOME button.
Please Note: If your school has courier delivery on a Wednesday, that would be the only day on which you would be able to request an item because that is the only day we can ship the item to you. The system has been set up to “know” which day is your courier day.
Sometimes material is not returned on time, if this happens we try very hard to get the material back for you and send it at the earliest and closest date possible. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
If you have changed schools or changed your name please let us know by email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 613-533-6901; 1-866-285-8648 (Toll free); Fax 613-533-6994 or in person.