Want to add a preferred name to your library account? Interested in saving a list of what you’ve borrowed from the library? Want to get a text message when a book you ordered has arrived? You can do all of these things and more with your library account at the Lawrence Library!
One of the newest account features added by our library network (CW MARS) is Preferred Name. Some examples of preferred names include nicknames and pending legal name changes. No questions will be asked by the staff about your preferred name choice. Once you have added a preferred name, most library notices you receive (due date reminders, hold pickup notices, etc.) will be addressed to that name.
If you’d like to add a preferred name to your account, simply stop by the circulation desk with your library card and ask a staff member for help. (Please note that your legal name will remain on file.)
Customize Your Library Account Settings
When you log in to your library account, you can customize all sorts of options. You can access your library account through the links in this blog post or by clicking on “Account Login,” which is located in the upper right corner of our homepage.
Are you having trouble remembering which James Patterson books you’ve read? You can activate your Check Out History through your library account. To do so, click on “Account Preferences” and tick the checkbox for “Keep history of checked out items?” Once you’ve enabled that option, you will be able to keep track of items you’ve checked out.
To see your Check Out History, click on the “Items Checked Out” tab. The default list will be “Current Items Checked Out.” Next to the “E-Items Currently Checked Out” you will find a tab for Check Out History. You’ll be able to see when you checked out an item and when you returned it. Please note: Our system will only keep track of your history from the date you activate it. The library staff will not be able to access your Check Out History. It will remain private and for your eyes only.
Also in your library account, under your Account Preferences, you can change your email address, change how we contact you when an item you requested is ready for pick up, and more! If you have any questions about any of these features, please feel free to stop by the circulation desk or give us a call at 978-433-0330.