UT Health Science Center students, faculty and staff will soon be able to check out library books, print journals and other items without having to stand in line.
The self-service checkout system is a simple 3-step process: 1) scan the HSC badge barcode; 2) scan the barcode of each item being checked out; and 3) click a button to print a receipt that lists the items being checked out and provides a due date. Library users will also be able to see a list of items checked out or on hold and any overdue fines they may owe.
In San Antonio, the kiosk will be located on the Circulation Desk in the Briscoe Library, with easy access to staff if assistance is needed. This service is only available to UT Health Science Center ID holders, and Borrower Registration is required prior to using self-service checkout. Items in the Reserve Collection behind the Circulation Desk will continue to require staff assistance. Circulation staff will still be available to answer questions, process borrower registration, assist with checkouts, and receive payments for fines or photocopy/print accounts.
Self-checkout is also available at the Ramirez Library in Harlingen.
Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services and Kathy Carter, Ramirez Library Librarian
Tags: May 2012