The Complete Guide to PamCat


PamCat's Kids' Library

Kids' Library


How do I search the Kids' Library?


PamCat, our online library catalog, has a special place just for kids to explore!

Go to "Kids' Library" by clicking on the menu bar.


What kinds of kids' questions can be found in the Kids' Library?  Here is just a sample.


How can I find out more about bears?

  1. Click on the "Animals" icon.
  2. Click on the "Bears" icon.  Here you will find many titles about bears.
  3. If you want to see titles on  other animals, click on "Go Back" on the menu bar to return to the page of Animal icons.


How can I find out about Indian tribes?

  1. Click on the "United States" icon.
  2. Then, click on the "Indian Tribes" icon.  Here you will find titles on the different Indian tribes in North and South America, from Algonquin to Zuni.

How can I find a story that will make me laugh?

  1. Click on the "Stories" icon.
  2. Then, click on the "Funny Stories" icon for a list of titles that will make you smile.


To see more about any title on the list, click on "Full Details."  Scroll to the bottom of the screen to see which libraries own the book and where it is available. A friendly library staff member can help you find the title you want or help you place a hold


What else 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 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?

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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