Thursday, February 14, 2013

What have You Read?

Over the years patrons often have asked if they could obtain a list of titles they had previously borrowed and returned, and they were disappointed when we answered no.  But now that has changed.
In our upgraded Ridgefield Library catalog, you can choose to keep a history of all items that you have checked out and/or titles you have placed on hold.  Here’s how it works.   Log onto your Ridgefield Library account, and click on the tab marked “Account Preferences.”  From the new selection of tabs that appears, choose “Search Preferences.”  You have the option to check the following boxes: “Keep History of Checked Out Items” and/or “Keep History of Holds.”   After you’ve made your selections, make sure to save your changes.  

 Now everything you check out or request going forward will appear in the “Check Out History” section of “Items Checked Out,” or in the “Holds History” section of “Holds.” Lists can also be downloaded and imported into the computer program of your choice.  To assure your privacy, only you will be able to access this information; the lists will not be accessible to our staff.

If you’d like more tips on how to be a power user of the Ridgefield Library catalog, just ask us!

Contributed by Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski

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