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How to Use OneSearch

Find Books, eBooks and Media and view your account.

Your Account

You can access your account information in OneSearch. Here's how: 

  1. Go to OneSearch.
  2. In the upper right hand corner select Sign in.
  3. Select COM Students, Faculty and Staff.
  4. Login with your COM email and password.
  5. In the upper right corner select your name.
  6. Select My Library Card.

From here you can see if you have any items checked out, requests, outstanding fees or blocks. 

Sign In

My Library Card

  • Loans
    What you currently have checked out
  • Requests
    The status of any holds you've placed on books you want. 
  • Fine+ fees
    Any fines or fees that are currently on your account. 
  • Blocks + Messages
    If you have been blocks for checking out any more library items and messages.
  • Personal Details
    Shows your email, when your account expires and default interface language preference for OneSearch available in English or Spanish. 

Placing Holds

When find a book you want from the library that is currently checked out, you can place a hold to get on a waiting list for the book. When it next becomes available, the library will contact you so you can pick it up. Here's how: 

  1. When you find your book in OneSearch click on the title to go to the book page.
  2. On the book page under Get The Item, sign in to your account when prompted, then select Place Item on Hold (see below)
  3. When your book is available, you'll get an email in your COM account. Once you've received your email you can come to the library to get your book. Don't forget your COM ID! 

Place Hold

Placing Holds in OneSearch Video (2:57)

This quick video shows how to place items on hold in OneSearch. This video is hosted on our YouTube channel and has closed captioning available. If you'd like to see a transcript, you can watch the video on COM Library's Streams, for which you must login with COM account.