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Activate Checkouts Feature

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To enable the Checkout feature, first log into your MackinVIA Administrator account ( with your email address and password.

Choose Settings > Checkouts/Requests (make sure you select the correct VIA if there is more than one account).

Make sure the button next to Checkouts reads Enabled. If the button reads Disabled, click to enable.



  • If checkouts are disabled, requests are automatically disabled, and any active checkouts will run their course.
  • If requests are disabled, all active requests will be discarded.
  • If the Backpacks feature is disabled, Checkouts, Requests, Notebook and Favorites cannot be enabled, and the Backpack icon is not visible on the patron website.
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