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[resolved] Book that was on HOLD (5 posts)

  1. tanyafaiman
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Robert - would you please take me through the steps that LIBRARIAN needs to take in the situation:

    Joe desired (placed on HOLD)a book. The book was returned today by the previous patron. Joe came to to the librarian to CHECK IN (take home) the book the he previously places on hold, and now it is available.

    Does librarian needs to remove it from hold first? How?

    Thanks so much for your help!!!

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  2. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    All you need to do is check the book out to Joe. That removes Joe's hold on the book.

    To get to the checkout, you need to call up Joe's record: Use the Find Patron (enter Joe in the search field), then Lookup Patron after selecting the correct result. Enter the barcode in the barcode (you can use your barcode scanner if you have one), and Check Out the book. The hold for Joe will be removed and the book will be checked out to Joe instead.

  3. tanyafaiman
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Thank you very much Robert! Another question regarding HOLD: can Librarian place books on HOLD? Or is it only patron's privilege? Thanks again

  4. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    Yes, Librarians (actially any circulation desk worker) can place holds. It is one of the circulation desk functions.

  5. tanyafaiman
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Thank yo Robert! I am getting there :)

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