5. My Account

From the OPAC patrons can log in and access their account if you have set the opacuserlogin preference to 'Allow'. Once logged in patrons are brought to their account summary. If you would like to get from any other apge your account in the OPAC, click on your name in the top right of the OPAC.

From the 'my summary' tab, patrons will see all of the items they have checked out with the overdue items highlighted in red. If you have OpacRenewalAllowed set to 'Allow' then your patrons will be able to renew their books right from the OPAC. Clicking on the 'Overdue' tab will show only the items that are overdue.

The 'Fines' tab will show just a total of what the patron owes. Clicking on the total will take them to the 'my fines' tab where they will see a complete breakdown of their fines and bills. If you don't charge fines at your library you can turn the display of these tabs off by setting the OPACFinesTab preference to 'Don't Allow.'

Finally, clicking on the 'Holds' tab will show the patron the status of all of the items they have on hold. Items that are ready for pickup will be highlighted in yellow.

If your library charges fines the next tab on the left is 'my fines.' Opening this tab will show the patron an entire history of their accounting at the library.

If you have your OPACPatronDetails preference set to 'Allow', your patrons will see a form filled in with their contacting information by clicking on the 'my personal details' tab.

Patrons can edit their details in this form and click 'Submit Changes' to have their edits sent to the library for review before their record is updated. If the OPACPatronDetails preference is set to 'Don't allow' then patrons will simply see their details in plain text.

If your library has TagsEnabled set to 'Allowed' then the next tab on the left will be 'my tags.' This tab will show patrons all of the tags in the system as a cloud and then all of the tags they have applied in a list format. From here patrons have the ability to remove tags that they have added if they want.

Next, if you have OpacPasswordChange set to 'Allow' the next tab will be 'change my password,' where patrons can change their password for logging into the OPAC. Patrons will be presented with a standard form asking them to enter their old password and then their new password twice.

Depending on your library's setting for OpacPrivacy and opacreadinghistory you patrons may see the 'my reading history' tab next. This will show the patron their entire reading history.

If your library allows patrons to make purchase suggestions the next tab will show all suggestions that the patron made to the library and their statuses. To disable this tab and the suggestion functionality set the suggestion preference to 'Don't allow.'

If your library as the EnhancedMessagingPreferences preference set to 'Allow' then your patrons will be able to choose which messages they receive from the library (with the exception of overdue notices which the library controls).

Finally, if your library has the virtualshelves set to 'Allow' then the last tab will by 'my lists.' From here your patrons can review public lists and create or edit their own private lists.