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Can I save reminders of books I want to request in the future from session to session?




What is the Reading History feature and how does it work?

If you wish to keep a list of what you have borrowed, you may sign in on My Account, choose My Reading History, and then choose the Opt In button. This begins the collection of titles you borrow from the Minuteman system. For further details on Reading History, see: http://www.mln.lib.ma.us/catalog/readinghistory.htm

Why am I unable to delete items from my Reading History?

If a user's Reading History exceeds 200 entries, entries 201+ in the user's Reading History list cannot be deleted. This has been reported for Internet Explorer only at this time. We recommend that you use Firefox or another browser to delete items if necessary. Our library software vendor is aware of the issue and is working on a fix.

One (or more) of the titles in my Reading History is listed as "Information unavailable". Why is this?

Occasionally, due to regular database maintenance or to the withdrawing of items, we must remove records from our database. Unfortunately, this results in the loss of information about titles which may have been in your Reading History.


How can I export the contents of one of my saved Lists or my Reading History in a usable format (like Excel)?

Have you wanted to export (output or download) the contents of one of your saved Lists or your Reading History in a usable format, one that you can use in Excel, for example?

Here are the steps to do just that:

  • Log in to your My Account
  • Display your desired List or your Reading History
  • Click on the "Export List " button
  • Under Format of List, choose Pro-Cite
  • Under Send List To, choose Local Disk
  • Follow prompts to Save and name your file
    • The file will be saved as a comma-delimited text file
  • Open Excel and then use Excel to open your downloaded text file
    • When prompted, indicate that this is a delimited file, using the comma as a delimiter

You can now format the results as desired in Excel, saving only the relevant columns:

Column C: Author
Column F: Title
Column Q: Edition
Column AQ: ISBN
Column AU: Subject Headings

etc.

You can also sort your Reading History page by page by Title, Author and Checked Out Date.


I deleted all items in my Reading History but I am still unable to opt-out.

This is a known issue that has been fixed. Please let us know if you are still experiencing this problem.