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Discovery

Learn tips and tricks for using RRU Library's main search engine.

Logging in to your library account

You can use your Discovery account to place holds on materials, renew items, see what you have checked out and save lists of resources for future reference.

First, log in to your account. You can do this from two different points. From the Library homepage, you can log in by clicking the 'My Account' link along the top of the page. 

You can also log in from the search results page by clicking the 'Sign In' link on the right-hand side.

When prompted for a username and password, enter your Royal Roads credentials (the same ones you use for Moodle).

Your first name will appear in the button and you can now manage your library account and your personal lists by clicking on the button and choosing the appropriate function from the dropdown menu. 

Saving items to your account

You can save items from your results list in Discovery to read later.

  • To save items temporarily, click on the 'Save' button located in the top right corner of the item.
  • To save items to work with in another search session, still use the 'Save' button but then sign in, create a list, and add those items to the list.

To view your saved items, click 'Saved Items' in the upper right corner of your Discovery search results screen.

You can choose to email the collected items to yourself, generate citations for them, or delete them from your list. Note: This list will be deleted when you close your browser. If you want to keep your list in Discovery for future reference, you will need to sign in and add them to a personal list.

Once you have signed in, you will see two additional options for your saved items. Click 'Create List' to create a personal list to save your items so that they are available after your current browsing session. Click 'Move' to move the selected items to an existing personal list. 

Name and save your list. You can select items from this page to save to your list.

Now that you have created a personal list and moved your saved items to it, you will be able to access it later by signing in to your account, clicking on your name in the top right corner of the screen, and selecting the 'My Personal Lists' option from the dropdown menu.