Tyson Library
Versailles, IN


James H. Tyson


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Using Your Personal Account on the
Tyson Library Public Access Catalog

Via the library's web Public Access Catalog (PAC) you can use your patron account access your library registration data, place requests for items to be held for you, change your password, cancel requests, renew items you have on loan, and maintain a reading history list of items you have checked out in the past. The links below help you jump through these instructions. For more detailed instruction, consult the Polaris PAC help feature. This link will take you directly to the Patron Account screen.

Change Your Password Check & Cancel Requests

View & Renew Items Out
Check Fines & Fees Start, View, Stop a Reading History List

Log In and View Your Account

  1. Click Patron Account on the Polaris PAC menu bar.
  2. Type your library account number in the Barcode Number box (note, this is the 14-digit barcode on the back of your library card - NOT the card number on the front of your card.)
  3. Type your password in the Password box. (If you do not know your password, contact the library.)
  4. Click LOG IN

Your patron account information is displayed.

To protect your privacy, be sure to click on Log Out when you have finished viewing your account data.


Change Your Password

  1. Log in to your patron account.
  2. Click Change Password at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Type your current password in the "Old Password" box.
  4. Type the new password you want in the "New Password" box. (You can use 4 to 16 characters - letters, numbers, and special characters.)
  5. Type the new password again in the "Verification" box and click SUBMIT.
  6. Click Back to return to your patron account or click Log Out to quit.

To protect your privacy, be sure to click on Log Out when you have finished viewing your account data.


Check and Cancel Requests for Items to be Held

  1. Log in to your patron account.
  2. Click Requests on the menu bar. (The list of requests shows the status of any requested items.)
  3. To cancel one or more requests, select the check box for the request(s), and click Cancel Selected Requests. To cancel all requests, click Cancel All Requests.
  4. Select another patron account option or click Log Out to quit your account.


View and Renew Items Out

  1. Log in to your patron account.
  2. Click Items Out on the menu bar.
  3. To renew one or more items, select the check boxes for the items and click Renew Selected Items. To renew all items, click Renew All Items.
  4. Select another patron account option or click Log Out to quit your account.


Check Fines and Fees

  1. Log in to your patron account.
  2. Click Fines & Fees on the menu bar.
  3. Select another patron account option or click Log Out to quit your account.


Start, View, or Stop a Reading History List

You can maintain a reading history by chosing this option in your patron account. The reading history starts with the first book checked in after you select the reading history option and continues with each book checked in until the reading history option is stopped.

1. Log in to your patron account.

2. To start a reading history:

  1. Click Change Preferences (at the bottom of the screen)
  2. Select Maintain Permanent Reading List
  3. Click Submit
  4. Click Back to return to your patron account or click Log Out to quit.

3. To View your reading history, click Reading History on the menu bar.

4. To clear and stop your reading history:

  1. Click Change Preferences (at the bottom of the screen)
  2. De-select Maintain Permanent Reading List
  3. Click Submit
  4. Click Back to return to your patron account or click Log Out to quit.

Only you can view your reading history via the web catalog using your personal password. Note, however, personal records maintained by the library are liable to access by legal authorities upon request.

Tyson Library, 325 W. Tyson St., Versailles, IN 47042 - 812-689-5894 - tysonlib@seidata.com