Starting this week we will be adding a new section to the Reserve books: The Medical School Student Books. These books (about 10 titles with multiple copies) can be checked out for 4 or 6 weeks (depending on the title) and are ONLY for Medical Students on rotations. Yes, that's right ONLY Medical Students.
So how will you know which books are ONLY for Medical Students and who can check them out? The books will have a yellow sticker on the back by the barcode and there will also be a popup in Aleph when you try to check the book out that says 'Verify Med School Rotation'. If you see this message you need to ASK the person if they are a Medical Student. If they say 'YES' they are a Medical Student continue to check the book out, but if they are NOT a Medical Student please tell them that "Unfortunately these books are for Medical Students only and they will NOT be allowed to checkout the book." The Medical Student's will not have any special ID, just take their word for it (plus they are the only people that will know about these books). The Medical School Students are paying for the books and that's why they are the only ones allowed to check the books out. If a patron has any questions please refer them to Melissa, Pat, or David.
If we run out of a title and students are still asking for it, please tell them that we have purchased all the copies for this fiscal year and that we hope to buy more copies when the funds become available.
So the Medical School Student Books:
-will be able to be checked out for 4 or 6 weeks (depending on the title)
-will have both a yellow sticker on the back of the book below the barcode and will have a popup in Aleph
-will have normal fines
-will NOT be eligible for renewal
-will NOT be eligible for 'Get It'
-these items will NOT be listed in MNCAT (the record will be suppressed, so make sure that you are aware of the titles and where they are located in Reserve).
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P.S. From David...
We have coded these books so that they can only circulate to grad students (including Med Students)--to help with keeping them from the grubby paws of undergrads and faculty and staff. If these people should chance to check one out, it will be due immediately, so if you notice that you'll know that either there's something wrong with the student's registration or (s)he isn't a med student like (s)he told you.