What do I do when someone wants to checkout a unbound journal?
Checking Out Overnight Journals
Unbound journals are overnight loans only. They may be checked out after 3:30pm weekdays, and anytime on Saturdays and Sundays. The items may not be checked out earlier, even if the patron has to catch a bus, etc.
Overnight journals are due back 8:30am the next day, unless checked out on Friday or Saturday, in which case they are due back 8:30am on Monday.
If the item doesn't have a barcode, check it out manually by making a photocopy of the patron's ID card and the front cover of the unbound issue, making sure that the volume and issue number is visible.
Write your initials and the date checked out/ date due on the photocopy.. All this information is crucial when fining a patron for late returns or lost items. Make an extra copy of the slip for the patron, if he/she desires one. Place the photocopy in the Overnight Journal mail box.
Indicate clearly that the item is due back 8:30am the next day or fines will accrue. Do not merely say, "This is due tomorrow," or "This is due in the morning." Be very specific.
Overnight journals can only be returned to Bio-Med.
Checking In Overnight Journals
If the item doesn't have a barcode, check the manual file for the correct slip. If the item is overdue and checked out to a patron we can fine (special privilege or student), write the return date and time and your initials on the photocopy of the journal and put it in the return file.
If there is no photocopy in the manual file for the journal, check to see if it was possibly misfiled. If it was not misfiled, ask Emily.
A special note: be as specific as possible about the item's return. If the item is returned directly to you at the desk, make a note as in the following: "returned to my hand 7-13-98 11:15am/kb." When making fines negotiations, it is helpful to have as much information as possible.
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