Sunday, September 18, 2005

A Change to Requesting Items and Viewing Circulation Records

Prompted by the recent privacy breach, the Miami University libraries on Friday removed Social Security Numbers from our library patron database. This means that students, faculty, and staff will now need to use their Banner numbers (along with their names) to perform the following functions:

1. Requesting materials from other Miami University libraries in the Miami Catalog (

2. Requesting materials from OhioLINK libraries in the OhioLINK Central Catalog (

3. Viewing your circulation record to renew items or check the status of or cancel requests (this can be done at

We know that there will be a period of adjustment as individuals get in the habit of using their Banner numbers. To assist in this time, we have made instructions for students to access their Banner numbers available as a handout in the Library or on our web site at

In addition to individuals seeking their Banner numbers on their own, Library staff are able to look up a Banner number for any individual who presents a Miami University photo ID.

Please let us know if we can be of any further service during this time or beyond.


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