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Your user profile

Learn how to edit your user profile, including how to update your display name, profile visibility, WorldCat lists, and favorite libraries.

About your user profile

When you create a account, a profile is automatically created for you. You can enter as much or as little information in your profile as you want. If you do not feel comfortable entering certain types of information, you may leave those fields blank.

From your user profile page, you can:

  • View your favorite libraries.
  • Update your display name.
  • Set Privacy Settings and choose to hide your entire profile.
  • View your lists and lists you follow.
  • View and manage your favorite libraries.

Edit your user profile

  1. Click Sign In.
  2. Enter your user name and password.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Select My Profile from the Profile drop-down menu.
  5. Your user profile consists of three screens. Use the drop-down menu to open each screen.

My Profile

The My Profile screen, which opens by default, allows you to update your user profile as needed.

Field Editable Description
Display name Y The display name you entered when creating your account.

 Note: Public profiles must have a display name.

To update your display name:
  1. Click Edit.
  2. Enter a new display name in the text field. Your display name can contain up to 50 characters, including spaces.
  3. Click Save.
Username/Email address N The username or email address you entered when creating your account.
Profile visibility Y The profile visibility you selected when creating your account.

To update your profile visibility:
  1. Select whether you want your profile to be private or public.
    • Private (default) - Your profile will be hidden from all users.
    • Public - users can see your profile information such as screen name, favorite libraries, lists, interests, etc.
  2. Select whether you want to share your profile information, such as email address and interests with libraries around you.
Manage account N/A You can delete your profile information, but lists associated with your institution and your sign-in credentials will not be deleted.

 Caution: This action cannot be undone.

To delete your account:
  1. Click Delete Account. The Delete Account dialog opens.
  2. Select the I confirm, I want to proceed with account deletion checkbox.
  3. Click Delete Account to permanently delete your account.

Favorite Libraries

The Favorite Libraries screen allows you to view and manage your favorite libraries. You can add up to five favorite libraries to your user profile.

Edit the order of your favorite libraries tailors your experience based on the order of your favorite libraries. To update the order of your favorite libraries:

  1. Click Edit order.
  2. Select a library and drag it to the desired position.
    Select a library and click Move down or Move up until it reaches the desired position.
  3. Click Done.

Remove a favorite library

To remove a library from the Favorite Libraries screen:

  1. Click the Favorite Libraries button (Favorite library selected button). The Remove favorite library opens.
  2. Click Remove. The Remove favorite library dialog closes and the selected library is removed from the Favorite Libraries screen.


The Lists screen allows you to manage and view your WorldCat lists and the lists you follow.

Saved Searches

The Saved Searches screen allows you to manage and view your saved searches.