ILS/Account Integration -- Logins & Barcodes

Configuration options for the ILS/Account Integration – Logins and Barcodes sections of the Library System.

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Go to Pika Configuration and Library Systems from the left sidebar.  

Screenshot of Pika configuration menu highlighting the library systems menu option

Click the Library Id number, or the Edit link to gain access to the Library Systems page.

Screenshot of the library systems table highlighting the access links

Click on ILS/Account Integration to get to the Login information.


Click the Login tab.

The Show Login Button enables the Login button to display in the header of your Pika interface





Prevent Login for Expired Cards will return an error message on login when a patron’s card is expired.

If the Prevent Login for Expired Card option is toggled on, expired patrons will return the following message when they attempt to login.

The Login Form Username and Password Label allows you to customize the labels for login information that patrons enter for account access.





Typically, most libraries within a consortium follow the same standard, but there are some instances where libraries may need to provide more information to help users enter the appropriate credentials. Below is an example where the library has a unique value for the Username Label.





The Hide Email Reset Password Link option will hide the link in the login pop-up window which allows patrons to reset their password via email from your library’s Pika interface.

Here is an example of the login window with the link enabled (left) and with the link hidden (right).



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The Barcode functionality as described below is currently deprecated and does not function. The development team will revisit and improve this functionality in a future release.

The Barcode Information works in conjunction with Logins.

If you have a set of standard barcodes that all follow the same pattern, you can enter your Min Barcode Length and your Max Barcode Length.  You can also put in your Barcode Prefix. When the barcode length and prefix values are entered, it allows patrons login with only a portion of their library barcode (the value after the prefix).

The other place that Barcode Prefix is used is with schools who load barcodes based on their management system. In a consortium, you may have barcodes for schools that could conflict with each other.  At Marmot, a two letter code is used to differentiate the barcodes for these schools.

Here is an example of a school that has a two letter Barcode Prefix. If the student forgot to put the “es” when entering their barcode to login, Pika would still allow login.

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