INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
This manual was compiled to assist MAIN (Morris Automated Information Network) Inc. member libraries in following consistent procedures when circulating materials and maintaining the patron database in accordance with the policies established by MAIN, Inc.
The information is meant to provide guidelines for the circulation staff on basic policies and best practices. These procedures are recommended by the Circulation Committee to ensure uniformity within MAIN. A list of the Circulation Committee members is available on the MAIN staff website.
Check the MAIN staff website for related circulation information and resources, as well as all CircTips and LEAP Tips referred to in this document. Links can be found throughout the document for ease of access to supporting information on the MAIN website or within this document.
It is suggested that this document be accessible from the desktop of Circulation computers so information is handily available when questions arise.
Other documents to be referenced on the MAIN staff website include: the MAIN, Inc. Membership Agreement; the MAIN Policy Manual for additional information on established policies that govern the interactions between member libraries; and a list of the MAIN Libraries Hours.
Please address any suggestions for future changes in this manual to the Circulation Committee.
Broken Barcode: When you scan a book and the computer does not retrieve a record we call it a "broken barcode." If it's a book you want to keep in the collection contact Tech Services at HCL, (as of March 2023, Alison Naftal - email@example.com). Provide her with the following info:
If the book does not scan and is quite old, outdated, worn out, and/or has not circulated in 5 years, you can draw a line across the barcode and consider it withdrawn from the collection.
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