How can a patron view their reading history?
Polaris can save a patron’s reading history to keep track of what the patron has read. The reading history lists information about each item the patron has checked out since the history was turned on, it is not retroactive. Reading history is kept for 3 years or 1000 records. Renewals are not included in the list, but multiple check-outs of the same item are included.
The patron can visit the catalog (here) and login to their account by clicking on My Account ⇒ Login/Register. After logging in, the patron will click on My Account ⇒ Reading History to view a list of their items read.
Reading History not turned on? The patron may turn it on from their PAC account. Please be aware that this history can be subpoenaed by law enforcement agencies so it is recommended that the Patron enable this service directly from their PAC account, where a warning will display informing them of this possibility.
To enable the Reading History function from the Polaris Client:
- Select Patron Services ⇒ Patron Records (F7) to find and open the patron’s record.
- Select View ⇒ General to display the General view. Then select the Maintain reading list check box.
- Select File ⇒ Save, click the save button, or (Ctrl)+(S) to save the record.
- The next item checked out is displayed in Patron Status (F6) ⇒ Reader Services view, after overnight processing is run.