Answered By: Cathay Keough
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2022     Views: 8106

Since libraries are determined to help you maintain privacy, it is our policy to allow records to disappear once items are returned, as long as there are no overdue fines/fees.  

However, you can opt to keep your own list.  We know this is helpful for many regular library patrons.  There are a few options to fit your style.

One way is to use the "My List" feature through your account in the online catalog.  Here is a link to a document that walks you through how to set this up.

You can also sign up for Beanstack, which is the vendor libraries use for reading challenges but you can use simply as a reading log if you prefer not to participate in any of the challenges.

Another way is through a free, third party resource like Goodreads.  This site is very popular for tracking what would have read, are reading, and would like to read.  It also gives recommendations based on other Goodreads users.

We know some patrons keep a spreadsheet, such as using Google documents online or simply on paper. Others have a running journal they carry with them so when they are at the library they can review items they've already read and also have a 'wish list' on hand.  

For electronic materials, you can "tag" titles in the Libby app.  Here's a helpful web page with more information on how to create tags in Libby.

I hope you find these ideas helpful.  Let us know what works for you, and if you have any questions about any of these processes, please do not hesitate to ask us.