The Church History Library’s reading room in Salt Lake City, Utah, has reopened on an appointment basis,1 which means that researchers are once again able to request and view library collections in person. If you are a researcher who has accessed our collections in the past—or if you will be doing new research in the library—we recently added a new feature to the Church History Catalog that allows you to track your requested library materials: the Circulation History tool.
The Circulation History link is found in the upper-right corner of the catalog homepage:
Clicking on Circulation History will prompt you to log in to your Church account if you have not already done so. This is the same login used for Gospel Library or FamilySearch, if you also use those resources.
After selecting Circulation History, a screen will appear with three tabs: Current Holds, Current Loans, and Loan History. When you request an item, it will be listed under the Current Holds tab while our staff gets it for you, as seen below:
Once you receive your requested item, it will appear on the Current Loans tab, which shows all library materials that have been delivered to you in the reading room:
Additionally, by clicking on the Loan History tab, you can see the last 250 items you have requested through your account:
By default, the most recent items are listed first. You can change the sort order by clicking on any of the column headers.
Together, these three screens provide a convenient way to track your collection item requests before, during, and after using them. If you have any questions or comments about this feature, please use the blue Feedback button on the right-hand side of the Church History Catalog screen to contact us.