Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Meet the (pretty awesome) Catalog: Keep track of what you check out

Remember that book you checked out last year? You know the one… it had a red cover? You really liked it.

No, you don’t remember?

Then you need to start keeping a Reading History, and the (pretty awesome) Catalog is here to help.

Your “reading” history keeps track of everything you check out, not just books. So, it’s a simple way to remember:
    That movie with what’s-her-name that you checked out last month
    That music CD with that song by that guy
    Which magazine issues you’ve already checked out
    The museums you’ve already visited with a free Cultural Pass to Adventure
    Your favorite cake pan

Starting your Reading History is easy:
  1. Log into your library account.
  2. Click Contact Information and Preferences.
  3. Check the box next to Maintain reading history, and click Submit Change Request. (A pop-up advisory message will appear. If you agree, click OK.)
Anything you check out from now on will be recorded in your Reading History. You can delete items and stop recording at any time.

Try it yourself! PAC Cat likes to use it...

Note: This is the fourth of eight weekly tips about our online catalog.