Info for Library Staff


Librarians, as well as other library staff, can vote for titles using BNC CataList, a free tool that provides access to the most up-to-date publisher catalogues.

How to participate in Loan Stars:

  1. How-to Step 1

    Sign up for a free library account at BNC CataList.

  2. How-to Step 2

    Log in to CataList and start browsing the Loan Stars catalogues.

  3. How-to Step 3

    Read me!

    To get a free advanced copy to read, use the ‘READ ME’ button to request a digital or physical copy directly from the publisher or make a request in NetGalley, an online resource that allows libraries to access digital galleys:

  4. Cast your vote

    How-to Step 4

    To vote, all you need to do is click the “Vote” button under your favourite books while logged in to your CataList account. When casting your vote, you have the option to create or link to a review, promoting the title of your choice!

  5. How-to Step 5

    Repeat (and win prizes in our monthly contests!)


You can find downloadable posters for each month's list in the Archive. Feel free to download and/or print these other pieces of Loan Stars collateral to distribute as you see fit. Want something not listed here? Let us know.

Website material

  • Download the Loan Stars Top Pick badge (Version 1 PDF) - (Version 2 PDF)
  • Download the Loan Stars Logo (black type version) (PDF)
  • Download the Loan Stars Logo (white type version) (PDF)

Print material

  • Download the Loan Stars bookmark (PDF)

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