Reading History

By subscribing to My Reading History you acknowledge that the library’s online catalog will retain, for your personal use, a list of all materials that you borrow. You may unsubscribe from this service at any time, which will permanently delete anything not currently checked out from your reading history. Library staff will not access or release your reading history unless required by law to do so. Understand that anyone with access to your library card number and password can check your reading history or any other information attached to your account.

Enable Reading History

If you would like LINKcat to keep a record of items you borrow, you must enable your Reading History.

  • Log into your account*.
  • Click on the My Reading History tab on the left side of the screen.
  • Next to Enable Reading History? click on the Yes option.
  • Click the Save button.
  • You will see the following message: You currently have this option ENABLED.
  • Titles that are currently checked out will appear in your Reading History immediately.

To view your reading history after you have enabled it, log into your account* and click the My Reading History tab.

Disable Reading History

You can disable your Reading History at any time.

  • Log into your account.*
  • Click on the My Reading History tab on the left side of the screen.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Next to Enable Reading History?, click on the No option.
  • Click the Save button.
  • You will see the following pop-up message: Are you sure you want to clear your checkout history? All titles not currently checked out out will be permanently deleted from your history.
  • Click OK to continue (or Cancel to cancel).
  • Enter your library barcode number to confirm and click OK to confirm that you want to disable your Reading History.
  • You will see the following message: You currently have this option DISABLED.

Reading History is covered in the video tutorial on the Renewing Materials page.

Need more help?

Contact your local library.

*Note: the login is your library barcode number and the password is your PIN

Printable version of LINKcat Reading History help (pdf)


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