Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Self service made simple

It was tempting to entitle this post "Purple spot? In the slot!" but this should be the one and only time this catchy slogan will be seen in public.

One of the purposes of putting an RFID tag in each of our books and DVDs is to simplify the process of issuing and returning via the self service workstations. With the taggers now working on Level 3 we have reached the point where the majority of items are now tagged so the images on the workstation screens have been changed to reflect the fact that borrowers no longer need to find and scan the library barcode for items being borrowed or returned.

If the item has a purple spot on it all you need to do is place it in the V-slot on the workstation and remove it when prompted. Please only place one item in the slot at a time. Items that do not have a purple sot or that are not detected can still be borrowed or returned by scanning the barcode. In particular items that have been on loan for the past few weeks may have escaped being tagged and will need to have their barcodes read. We will catch and tag those on their return.

Library cards still need to be scanned as usual when borrowing or when checking your account in order to renew items or pay fines.

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