Chapter 119. Patron self-registration administration

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Library Settings

Library Settings

Three Library Settings are specific to patron self-registration:

  • OPAC: Allow Patron Self-Registration must be set to True to enable use of this feature.
  • OPAC: Patron Self-Reg. Expire Interval allows each library to set the amount of time after which pending patron accounts should be deleted.
  • OPAC: Patron Self-Reg. Display Timeout allows each library to set the amount of time after which the patron self-registration screen will timeout in the OPAC. The default is 5 minutes.

Several more Library Settings can be used to determine if a field should be required or hidden in the self-registration form:

  • GUI: Require day_phone field on patron registration
  • GUI: Show day_phone on patron registration
  • GUI: Require dob (date of birth) field on patron registration
  • GUI: Show dob field on patron registration
  • GUI: Require email field on patron registration
  • GUI: Show email field on patron registration
  • GUI: Require State field on patron registration
  • GUI: Show State field on patron registration
  • GUI: Require county field on patron registration
  • GUI: Show county field on patron registration [New Setting]

Several more Library Settings can be used to verify values in certain fields and provide examples for data format on the registration form:

  • Global: Patron username format
  • GUI: Regex for phone fields on patron registration OR GUI: Regex for day_phone field on patron registration
  • GUI: Regex for email field on patron registration
  • GUI: Regex for post_code field on patron registration
  • GUI: Example for email field on patron registration
  • GUI: Example for post_code field on patron registration
  • GUI: Example for day_phone field on patron registration OR GUI: Example for phone fields on patron registration