Reading History

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 library usage of records we keep before choosing to turn this feature on in your library account.

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.
  • 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.

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

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.

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