Welcome to the Hernando County Public Library’s new catalog, powered by Aspen Discovery. Our new catalog will make it easier for you to find your next big read. You can browse our titles using Aspen’s powerful search features, place and manage your holds, and view what titles are available for our online resources all in one place. This guide will help you become familiar with some of the features our catalog has to offer.

Signing Into Your Account

It is not necessary to sign into your account to browse our catalog but take full advantage of the features offered you may want to. 

You can find the sign-in option at the top right corner of any page.  

Once selected, a pop-up will appear requesting your Library Barcode (found on the back of your library card) and your PIN. If you have forgotten your PIN, you can select Rest My PIN / Password for assistance.

Managing Your Account

Once signed in you will be able to access your account information. Here you can manage what items you have on hold, what you have checked out, and if you have any items ready to be picked up.

You also can view if you have any overdue items and fines associated with the account.

You will also have access to the “Recommended For You” section. This will let you manage any of the titles you have rated or any titles you have dismissed.

In addition, you can access any information you may have saved, such as searches, lists, and any library calendar events you have added to your account.


Along the top of the page, the search bar is present. You can search by keyword, title, author or use a more advanced search feature. You can narrow the search by library catalog, our online collection, or the library events

After you perform a search you will have an option to further refine the results. Along the left edge are nurther options you can access the "Narrow Your Results" section. In this section, you can add filters to narrow the results, title, author, or series, to name just a few.


The search result will show the availability of the title, not only for specific branches but also for our online resources. Here you will be able to place a hold, rate the title, or add the title to your lists.