Request Checked-Out Digital Resources

How do I request a resource that has been checked out? Digital Resources that are unavailable will have the following icon on the cover image: For digital resources that are labeled unavailable, you can click the Request button next to the cover image to be placed on a waiting list. If an email address is available for your Backpack, the system…

Missing Checkout or Request Buttons

Why do some resources in MackinVIA™ not have the option to check out or request? To check out or request titles, your school must have enabled the Backpack™ feature as well as the checkouts feature, you must be logged into Backpack, and the resource must be hosted by Mackin. Your MackinVIA™ may contain a variety of resources,…

Labels on Cover Images

What do the labels next to the cover images mean?  indicates there are no available copies of the title. means the title is checked out to you.  means you have requested the title. means the requested title is available. A notification will also display next to your Backpack when the requested title becomes available.

Favorites vs. Notebook vs. Checkouts vs. Requests

What is the difference between my Favorites, Notebook, Checkouts and Requests? Favorites is a place to save titles for future reading. Notebook is where you can view all the notes you’ve written about titles. Checkouts is where you can see a list of titles you currently have checked out along with return dates. Requests is where you can see a…

Cancel Requests

What if I don’t need a resource anymore after I request it? You can remove yourself from the waiting list by clicking the Backpack™ icon and then Requests. Then choose the Cancel Request button next to the digital resource you want to cancel.