Patron Images

Description: If your library chooses to use the Internal Patron Images feature, you can capture patron photographs of your patrons and display them in patron records.

Impact: By choosing to enable the Show patron photo option for staff members’ Sierra logins, library staff will be able to view and/or take patron photographs to be stored in patron records. These photographs can provide another level of security for the patron’s account.

If your library chooses to use the Patron Images feature, and you have access to a camera, you can take a patron’s photograph, which will be displayed in the Patron Record. Sierra will display the patron’s photograph in the patron display window.*

The Patron Images feature will be displayed from the Circulation Desk function as well as the Inter-Library Loan function. 

*If there is no photograph associated with the Patron’s Record, Sierra will display the photograph area as blank.