Sierra looking up a patron by the .p number

Looking up a patron by the .p number or patron number

There are times when a library staff member might have the patron number and not the name of the patron. The Sierra system randomly assigns the .p number or patron number when a patron record is created.  The .p number is located on the patron's record. 

Note: The patron number (.p) can be found on the item record under the last patron. It can also be found in the item claimed returned message.

Go to the Function Siera Check Out (Circulation Desk) function

Click on the Search button to the left of the screen. 

This will bring up the "Find a patron" box. Change b PATRON BARCODE to .RECORD #

Type the patron number making sure to include the p. If you do not have the check digit, you can type a (p25878505a) at the end of the number. Click Search

This will bring up the patron's record. 

Optional Steps

The patron number can be viewed in the patron's record to make sure it is the correct patron. Click on the View icon located under the FUNCTION Check Out (Circulation Desk)

A box will pop up with View Patron Record. The patron number is displayed in two places. 

Last updated 08.19.2021