Q. How do I keep lists in my account?

Can I see a history of all the things I've checked out?


Answer

In the catalog

It is up to you to maintain a list of items you've checked out, or that you want to check out. Due to privacy concerns, the library does not keep a history of your checkouts.

Use the My Lists feature.

Sign in to use the My Lists feature in the catalog. (If you're in My Account, the My Lists feature is not present. Go to New Search and the My Lists feature is added to the blue bar.)

To add items to a list, first check that the list is active, then search the catalog for something to add, and use the "Add to My List" check box.

The list feature is handy for many purposes. You can create a "to read" list, a "have read it" list, and any other lists.

It's not the "Mark" box.

When you click the Mark button for items in a search results list, you're creating a list which lasts only for the length of the current session (Marked Items).

  • Only one bibliography of marked items can be maintained in a session, but you can have many My Lists.
  • From a list in the My Lists feature, you can go to the details of an item in order to request that item. This is not available in Marked Items.

Other products with personal lists:

OverDrive

OverDrive supports a download history (you can opt out) and a wish list.

The Libby app supports a reading history and tags, and there's a smart tag feature that syncs to your OverDrive wish list.

WorldCat

WorldCat includes not only our library catalog, but the catalog of thousands of other member libraries. From any item, if we own it, you can click the link that is our library's name and be taken to our website where you can reserve the item. If we don't own it, we can try to get it for you on interlibrary loan.

Create an account on WorldCat, and then you can search for an item and add it to a list. You can make your lists public or private, share them, and add your own comments and reviews. You can also subscribe to another user's public list, post on social networking sites, install a WorldCat browser tool, or use it with a mobile app.

NoveList

NoveList is great for suggesting next reads, and lets you create multiple lists. From any item in NoveList you can link to our catalog to look for the item.

Goodreads

Goodreads is a social network popular with readers (and our catalog displays some Goodreads ratings and reviews). Create your own account and start making your lists, called shelves. Set up a book link to our catalog (through the My Account > Book links tab) so that you can go from an item in Goodreads straight to the item in our catalog. Join the library's group to discuss the books we select for programs.


Please contact us if you have any questions about any of this.

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  • Last Updated Jul 20, 2021
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  • Answered By Melissa Brenneman

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