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Policies and Procedures

Wayne G. Basler Library Policy and Procedures

Circulation Program

All materials checked-out or checked-in from the Library collection must be entered on the Library Management circulation system.

Students, faculty, staff members and community borrowers may check out materials for the specified periods of time listed in Section: Circulation Policy: Circulation Periods, Renewals and Limitations.

Library materials are to be checked in as soon as possible after they are returned to the circulation department.  Generally, materials are returned at the circulation desk.

Materials must also be retrieved daily from the book drops.

Procedure

Checking out Materials:

  1. Log into the Library Management System.
  2. From the ALMA menu choose “Manage Patron Services”.
  3. Ask the patron for their Northeast State ID or Banner ID number to retrieve the patron account.
  4. Scan the ID or enter the Banner ID number.
  5. Scan the barcodes on the materials.
  6. Desensitize the materials if applicable.
  7. Hand the items to the patron and tell them the date the materials are due back.

Renewing Materials:

  1. Log into the Library Management System.
  2. From the ALMA menu choose “Manage Patron Services”.
  3. Ask the patron for their Northeast State ID or Banner ID number to retrieve the patron account.
  4. Scan the ID or enter the Banner ID number.
  5. Select the items to be renewed and click “Renew Selected”.
  6. Hand the items to the patron and tell them the date the materials are due back.

Checking in Materials:

  1. Log into the Library Management System.
  2. From the ALMA menu choose “Return Items”.
  3. Inspect the item for any damage or defects.
  4. Scan the barcodes on the materials.
  5. Sensitize the applicable materials.
  6. Place the materials on the book carts to be re-shelved.