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CUSOM Student Workers Guide: Circulation

Check in Procedures

Mark as Used (use for items used in the library but not checked out)

1. In WorkFlows, click the Special tab that is located in the lefthand column.

2. Click mark item used.

3. Scan each item barcode.

4. Reshelve.

Check In (Items that were checked out and have been returned, such as headphones or circulating books)

1. In Workflows, Click Check In

2. Scan the item's library barcode.

3. Reshelve

Why is it important to check in items or mark them as "used"?

Making sure an item is checked in ensures people will not be erroneously billed for items.

Marking an item as "used" records that an item filled a customer need, and helps with purchasing and weeding decisions later on.

Check Out Procedures

At this time, most of the medical library collection does not check out, with the following exceptions:

Faculty may borrow up to three items for three calendar days (excluding weekends) at a time. The books will be checked out to the faculty member. Once those books are returned, more can be checked out. One renewal will be available by contacting the assistant medical librarian.

Students may borrow items that have a yellow "C" sticker on the spine as well as items such as headphones and ear buds. The same check out rules apply to the students that we use for the faculty.

How to check out an item

1. Doubleclick WorkFlows and login to WorkFlows if not already logged in.

2. Click Check Out.

3. Scan the back of the Campbell ID

4. Scan the first item.

5. Enter override code CRMLCIRC.

6. Repeat for each item.

7. Point out the due date.

8. Advise them that the books will go off as they enter and exit the library.

"Do the skeletons check out?"

Yes.  Both of the skeletons have barcodes on them and can be checked out. Simply scan the ID of the customer checking them out and then scan the barcode that is on the skeleton. Please let the customer know they MUST return them to the desk 2 hours before the door locks. 


During regular business hours, reserve inquiries and requests should be directed to either the medical librarian or the assistant medical librarian.

If the medical librarian/assistant medical librarian is not available and the instructor wants printed reserves available immediately, use a Due Date card (these are located in the middle drawer on the side of the desk closest to the office). Write the name of the selection on the card. Make sure to ask the professor what he or she thinks is a reasonable amount of time for student use.

Refer requests for electronic reserves to either the medical librarian or the assistant medical librarian.

We now place all of our block books for both the Physician Assistant program and the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program on reserve. The students can check them out for 2 hours. They must have their id cards to check them out. You will use the same check out process that you would for faculty check outs.