Request this information from the patrons:
Last and first name (required)
Street address (required)
City, State, Zipcode (required)
Date of birth (optional)
Email address (optional)
Phone number (optional)
Before entering a new patron record into the system, search the database for both name and address to confirm that the patron does not already have a record.
- If they already have a record in our database, they do not need a separate WEB Use ONLY card to access digital materials.
Use your library for the patron’s Home Library.
Enter a PSTAT (sort1 field) based on the street address provided.
Assign the WEB Use ONLY patron category:
- The patron category defaults to a 12 month expiration period. You can select a shorter period of time. Tell the patron the expiration date and that they can convert the “digital” card into a full service card after the library re-opens. They will need to provide a photo ID and proof of address.
- This patron category does not allow the patron to place holds in LINKcat or check out physical materials. They will be able to access any SCLS databases, locally (your library) subscribed databases, Overdrive and other digital resources.
If you are interested in providing an application form through your website, you can check out the forms that patrons can access on the Middleton, McMillan, McFarland, and Stevens Point websites and see some examples. These forms are not interactive with Bibliovation.
If the patron lives outside of SCLS, inform them that they should request access to digital materials through their own library or library system.