Give your patrons access to more than just searching in WISCAT without making them log in! By using guest user functionality, you can give your users the ability to make requests, track their ILLs, and more.
Guest users may be allowed to
- Create lists of Title and Author from selected search results to print or email
|Add To Clipboard until ready to print/email list from Clipboard Session|
- Submit interlibrary loan requests to be approved by staff
|Request This Item|
- Track the status of the interlibrary loan requests they create
|Track ILL Requests|
NEW -- Libraries may set a limit on the number of interlibrary loan requests each guest user can submit. Until now a request limit could only be set on a user having an individual Patron user account created by library staff to log into WISCAT.
When a guest user reaches the request limit, a message displays when s/he attempts to submit a new interlibrary loan request. No new request can be created by that user until the time period set (number of requests per week or month) has passed or, if the limit is based on active status, a request completes its lifecycle (request updated to Check In by the lender).
|Message displays when request limit is reached|
Contact WISCAT staff for a guide to activating these guest options.
Vickie Long, Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning Team