OPAC: My Account - Account Preferences

Evergreen v.2.2

Concepts

Account Preferences area contains three sections: personal information, notification preferences, and search preferences.

Personal Information


Opac MyAccount AccountPreferences PersonalInformation.png

ALERT! NOTE: Pending Addresses functionality is not enabled at this time

Change Username

  1. Login to the online catalog
  2. Click Account Preferences
  3. In the Username line, click Change
    Opac MyAccount AccountPreferences PersonalInformation Username.png
  4. Enter Current Password
  5. Enter desired New Username
    Opac MyAccount AccountPreferences PersonalInformation Username Enter-Submit.png
  6. Click Submit
  7. At the confirmation, click OK

ALERT! Once the patron has changed his username, he cannot change it again from the OPAC. Staff can edit the username from the Staff Client if another change is needed.

See also: OPAC: My Account - Username

Change Password

  1. Go to the Online Catalog and Click Your Account Login
  2. Login using the current password
  3. Click Account Preferences
  4. In the Personal Information area, find the Password line
  5. Click Change
    Opac_MyAccount_PasswordChange.png
  6. Enter current password
  7. Enter new password
  8. Re-enter new password
    Opac_MyAccount_PasswordChange_NewPassword.png
  9. Click Submit
  10. The screen refreshes to the Personal Information screen, the password has been changed

See also: OPAC: My Account - Login Password

Change Email

  1. Login to the online catalog
  2. Click Account Preferences
  3. In the Email Address line, click Change
    Opac MyAccount AccountPreferences PersonalInformation Email.png
  4. Enter current password
  5. Enter email address
    Opac MyAccount AccountPreferences PersonalInformation Email New-Submit.png
  6. Click Submit
  7. At the confirmation, click OK

Notification Preferences

Patrons can set defaults for available hold notification methods so that they do not have to manually add them when placing holds via the online catalog or when staff place holds on their behalf using the staff client. The defaults can be changed on a per-hold basis, if needed, when placing a hold. Staff can also set these defaults in the Staff Client when editing an existing patron or registering a new patron.

  1. Login to the online catalog
  2. Click Account Preferences
  3. Click Notification Preferences
  4. Select preferred defaults
    • Notify by Email - patron must have an email address in their record, see to verify or add an email address
    • Notify by Phone
    • Default Phone Number - unless specified here, the notification phone number will be the patron's daytime phone; this default number does NOT have to correspond to a patron's daytime, evening, or other phone on file
    • Notify by text - patron's can opt to receive text messages for holds; libraries should inform their patrons of this option, but patrons MUST enable this themselves
    • Default Mobile Carrier - select from a list of mobile providers; charges may apply!
    • Default Mobile Number - patron's 10-digit number only, no spaces, hyphens, etc.
  5. Click Save
Opac MyAccount AccountPreferences NotificationPreferences.png

See also: Text Message Notifications

Search Preferences

Search preference settings are ONLY applicable when the patron is logged in. Different patrons sharing a computer can have different Account Preference settings.

  1. Login to the online catalog
  2. Click Account Preferences
  3. Click search Preferences
  4. Set preferences
  5. Click Save
Opac MyAccount AccountPreferences SearchPreferences.png

  • Search hits per page - select how many titles appear per page in search results before needing to click for the next page
  • Preferred search location - search a particular library's collection
    • Search results will indicate when a specific title is also owned by other libraries, but will NOT include titles not owned by the search location library
    • The search location can be changed from the search results page to see hits from all libraries as needed
  • Preferred pickup location - default library to pickup holds
  • Keep history of checked out items? - check to turn on tracking all items checked out, only includes items checked out after enabling this option, see Items Checked Out - Checkout History
  • Keep history of holds? - check to turn on tracking hold requests, including fulfilled and cancelled holds, only includes holds places after enabling this option, see Holds - Holds History
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