The Complete Guide to PamCat


PamCat, PRL's online catalog


PamCat ( is the library's online catalog of books, DVDs, CDs, and other items.  You can search for or renew items, put them on hold, and manage your account.


If you have any questions about PamCat, please see a staff member or e-mail


What would you like to know?


The Basics

How do I log in?

What's my password/PIN?

How do I search?

My Account

How do I review my account?

How do I renew my materials?

How do I change/reset my password?

How do I renew my card?

What are "My Favorites?"


How do I place a hold?

What's the difference between "Hold" & "Keep?"

How can I get books you don't have?

Advanced Search

How do I search for certain items?

What is a Browse search?

What is a Call Number search?

Special Features

Where can I find New Arrivals?

How do I use Explore Subjects?

Kids' Library

How do I search the Kids' Library?

PamCat FAQ

When is PamCat available?

Where can I find bestseller and other reading lists?

What are known technical issues with PamCat? 



Branch Libraries


Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue


Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road


Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West


Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive


King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road


Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place


Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane


Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road


Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road


West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street


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