Check In (No Patron)function, scan each item to be sent out.
Be careful not to accidentally scan the barcode twice, because that could make the system think the item is back home and cancel the hold.
For item requests involving an OhioLINK library, you need to prepare the items through the function.
If the item has a green Pickup Anywhere (PUA) band, sticker or marking,
STOP! These are handled differently and need to be processed using the Pickup Anywhere - Receive Items function.
For Regular PCIRC Items
Check In (No Patron)function, scan each item's barcode.
Yesto check in the item. Print the slip or queue it later for printing according to your local procedures.
Check Out (Circulation Desk)function.
btyped before scanning.
Closeto close the patron's account.
If receipts are printed for patrons, closing the record will signal the receipt printer to print the receipt. When the receipt is finished printing, remove it from the printer; record the date due on each OPAL or OhioLINK band. Insert the receipt in the last item and present the materials to the patron. Let the patron know when the items are due and that it is possible to renew (online, phone, in person). The system is now ready for the next transaction.
Check-In (No Patron)function, scan the item's barcode.
If check-ins are not possible at certain times of the day, evenings, or weekends, they can be backdated for check-in. To do so, in the check-in screen, click on the
Backdate button and select an appropriate check-in date from the calendar. Click
OK. Be sure to click
Close when you are finished.
It's recommended to run OPAL Returned Too Long and In Transit Too Long (click link for instructions) reports monthly for items that are not checked in.
Check in any found items
Run this report in addition to any INN-Reach reports. Detailed instructions for those are covered in their own separate section.