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Two Useful Features to Get More from Your Library Account

The Upper Hudson Library System has two features to help make using the library easier. These features help you track your reading history and receive timely text alerts when an item you have requested is ready for pick up.

Saving Your Reading History

If you have ever wanted to look back at previous books or items you have borrowed, there is an option to save your checkout history within your Upper Hudson Library System library account. Saving your reading history can to be turned on by logging into your library account on a computer or your device’s web browser. You cannot turn on your reading history from the UHLS app.

Go to the Upper Hudson Library System Catalog from either a desktop or mobile browser. Click on login in the top right hand corner of the screen. On a mobile browser, login is under the More heading.

Screenshot of UHLS catalog homepage.

To login to your account enter your library card barcode number and PIN. By default, your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number.

Screenshot showing the location of My Account on the desktop version of the UHLS catalog website.

After logging in, click on “My Account.” Clicking on “My Account” will take you to the “Edit account” page. From there, click on “Reading History” on the left sidebar menu.

Screenshot of the Reading History tab of the account page of the UHLS catalog.

Next, click on the “Save Reading History” button.

Viewing and Editing Your History

To access your checkout history, click on “Reading History.” You will be able to see the title, author, and the date the item was checked out. You can sort items in alphabetical order by clicking on either the title or author headings.

Screenshot of saved reading history.

Note: You will only see items you have checked out from this point forward. You cannot view items checked out before you turned on save reading history. If you would like to remove an item from your reading history, click the check box in the mark field, and then click the delete marked button. If you wish to clear your entire reading history, click on delete all.

You can always choose to turn your reading history off by clicking on “Opt Out.” Before you opt out you will need to delete your history.

Receiving Text Alerts from UHLS

You can receive text alerts from UHLS when you have an item available for pickup at the library. Like saving your reading history, opting in to receive text alerts from UHLS needs to be turned on by logging into your library account on either a computer or your device’s web browser.

Opting In

To add this service, login to your library account on the UHLS website. Next, click on “My Account,” then click on the “Edit account” button.

Screenshot of the Edit account button on the account page in the UHLS catalog.

When you click on “Edit account” a new window will open. Under “Mobile Settings” there is a space to type your phone number and a box to click on to opt in to receive text messages from UHLS.

Screenshot of the Mobile Settings option in the account of the UHLS catalog.

UHLS will send text alerts when your requested items are ready for pickup. Although UHLS does not charge for this service, message and data rates may apply.

To opt out from the UHLS Alerts, send a text message with one of the words: STOP, STOP ALL, END, QUIT, CANCEL or UNSUBSCRIBE to 82453 or 35143 from your mobile phone and you will no longer receive any text messages from UHLS via your mobile phone.

Supported Carriers

The phone carriers that support this program are listed below:

  • All West Wireless
  • Alltel
  • AT&T
  • Bluegrass
  • Boost
  • Cambridge Telecom
  • Cellcom
  • Cellular One
  • Cellular South
  • Centennial
  • Cincinatti Bell
  • Cricket
  • EKN – Appalachian Wireless
  • FMTC – Farmer’s Mutual Telephone Company
  • GCI – General Communications, Inc
  • Illinois Valley Cellular
  • Immix
  • Inland Cellular
  • Nex-Tech Wireless
  • Nextel Communications
  • NNTC – Nucla-Naturita Telephone Company
  • nTelos
  • Revol
  • Silver Star PCS
  • Snake River PCS
  • South Central Utah
  • Sprint
  • Syringa
  • T-Mobile
  • UBET Wireless/STRATA
  • United Wireless
  • US Cellular
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Virgin
  • West Central Wireless

We hope that these two features help improve your library experience. Need help with these features? Contact the library or leave a comment.

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