How to clear your browser's cache on a computer

You can clear your cache to delete cookies and website data from your browser. This may help resolve a variety of issues, including trouble when browsing your library website, signing in, or downloading titles.

In Chrome

  1. Open the "Clear browsing data" window:
    • Windows: Press Ctrl + Shift+ Del.
    • Mac: Press Command + Shift + Del.
  2. Select All time from the drop-down menu.
    Clear browsing data window for Google Chrome. See instructions above.
  3. Click Clear data.
  4. Close and reopen Chrome for the changes to take effect.

In Edge

If you have a keyboard:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Del to open the "Clear browsing data" window.
  2. Click Clear to clear your temporary internet files.
  3. Close and reopen Edge for the changes to take effect.

If you have a touchscreen and no keyboard:

  1. Open the "More actions" drop-down menu (More options button), then tap Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap Choose what to clear under "Clear browsing data."
    Clear browsing data options
  3. Click Clear.
  4. Close and reopen Edge for the changes to take effect.

In Firefox

  1. Open the "Clear Recent History" window:
    • Windows: Press Ctrl + Shift + Del.
    • Mac: Press Command + Shift + Del.
  2. Select Everything from the drop-down menu.
    Clear all history window for Firefox. See instructions above.
  3. Click Clear Now.
  4. Close and reopen Firefox for the changes to take effect.

In Internet Explorer

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Del to open the "Delete Browsing History" window.
    Delete browsing history window for Internet Explorer. See instructions above.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. Close and reopen Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.

In Safari

  1. From the menu bar in Safari, select Safari, then Clear History and Website Data... from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click Clear History.
    Clear browser data pop-up window. See instructions above
  3. Close and reopen Safari for the changes to take effect.
Last Updated: 04 November 2019 09:53 AM