LINKcat Help

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What Is LINKcat? LINKcat is a library catalog with holdings for most libraries in the South Central Library System, a seven-county area that includes Madison and Dane County. You may borrow anything in the LINK catalog and have it shipped directly to your preferred pickup library. The service is free to all South Central Library System residents, who have a current library card. The service is managed by South Central Library System staff on behalf of member libraries, and decisions are...
March 30, 2011

Need help with LINKcat or have a question about your account? Madison Public Library responds to email questions within 1-2 working days. We're happy to answer your question, but if it concerns overdues, fines, fees, a shelf-check for available books, or other time-sensitive information, please consider calling an open library instead. Help with LINKCat Your Name Your Email address Your...
May 10, 2011

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Cart Use the Cart to create a temporary list as you browse the catalog. When you're finished, place some or all items in the cart on hold or on a list. A cart isn’t connected to your library account and will be deleted after you leave LINKcat. Adding Items To add items to your Cart from the search results list: Click the Add to Cart link found under each item OR Select multiple items, choose Cart from the Add To drop down menu, and click the Save button ORClick on a title to view the item’s...
May 10, 2011

Help the library save paper, postage, and get your notices to you faster. Sign up for email notification of holds and pre-overdue alerts. If you have any problems, please email madcirc@scls.lib.wi.us.
May 14, 2011

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LINKcat is a library catalog with holdings for most libraries in the South Central Library System, a seven-county area that includes Madison and Dane County. You may borrow anything in the LINK catalog and have it shipped directly to your preferred pickup library. The service is free to all South Central Library System residents, who have a current library card.
March 30, 2011

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Login with your 14-digit library barcode number. Use your PIN as your new password. Quick links to LINKcat favorites: Don't Miss Lists Help from SCLS (web site) Help from SCLS (youtube) My Account
May 10, 2011

Managing Your Account You can go directly to your account, or watch the video below to learn more. Passwords and Privacy A password (PIN) is a safeguard to ensure only you have access to your record. A password is required, along with your library card number, whenever you log in. You will also need your password when using self checkout stations. To change your password begin by logging into your account using your barcode number and password (PIN). Click on the Change My...
May 14, 2011

In LINKcat, you can have up to 75 items on hold.  You can manage your holds so that they are all pending, or you may suspend holds so too many items do not come at the same time.  You can also suspend holds if you'll be out of town or unavailable to pick your holds up, and may set a date for the holds to resume pending status.Want to put more than 75 items on hold?  Use Lists to keep track of items you want to place on hold in the future.Placing a HoldTo begin, search...
May 10, 2011

I can't log in. Can LINKcat remember my library card number from visit to visit so I don't have to type it in every time I visit the catalog? What is my "home library" and how can I change it? Who has access to my Reading History? How can I find new DVDs? or new books? Q. I can't log in.A. To login, use your full 14 digit barcode number (or the short version, which is all digits after 290780...) and the password assigned to you when you applied for your library card (formerly called PIN...
May 10, 2011

Reading history is an optional feature of LINKcat that many library users are excited about. It allows you to choose to save a record of everything you've checked out from the library in order to track things you've read or viewed over the years and may want to read or view again. But other library users are concerned about privacy issues stemming from library circulation records being kept as records of library activity. We invite you to read our Confidentiality Policy and details about the...
May 10, 2011