Steps for downloading your list of checked out items to Zotero

Reader feedback helps us to fine-tune our collections and services.  One recently requested upgrade to our catalog has been the ability to download citations for the books that one has checked out.  Thanks to the Library Information Technology team, this is now possible.

Note that this procedure uses My CLIO rather than My Library Account and works with Zotero Standalone on FireFox, Chrome, and Safari (but not IE). Zotero should be open and the folder into which you wish to download selected.

Zotero can be downloaded from zotero.org. One must also download a connector file for the browser (or browsers) one wants to use. Instructions for using Zotero are available on the site, and Columbia Libraries offer workshops on its use. See the listings at http://library.columbia.edu/research/workshops.html.

1. Go to clio.columbia.edu

2. In CLIO, click on the down arrow next to the “Log in to… ” link which is on the right-hand end of the dark blue menu bar at the top of the screen, just to the left of “Feedback/Help.”

3. Click on “My CLIO” and then log in with your UNI and password.

4. Your name and UNI will appear on the blue menu bar just to the left of Feedback/Help.

5, Click on the down arrow just to the right of your name and select “My Checked Out Items.”


6. You will see the appropriate Zotero icon (folder for a list, single icon if there is only one checked out item) in the place it usually appears on the address menu, and can now download the titles in the list to Zotero.  In Chrome and Firefox the download icon will appear to the right of the URL/search box; in Safari it will be immediately to the left of it.


These directions are for downloading the titles you’ve borrowed.  To renew the titles, or to see items that are being held for you, use “My Library Account”.

Have a question or comment about CLIO?  Click on “Help” in the upper right corner of each screen to connect to Ask a Librarian, view CLIO search tips, report an E-Resource problem or submit CLIO suggestions & feedback.

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