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The Self Issue facility allows OPAC end users to lend catalogue borrow resources to by themselves, and optionally renew and return them. This is useful for out Out of hours Hours service provision.

The entire facility function is optional - it . It has a different URL to the main system and OPAC or Search Portal , so you only make it is made available to users if you want toonly when the System Administrator has deemed it appropriate.

Note

Note that the Self Issue facility bypasses all the normal loan controls, ie it allows users to loan or renew items even if : there is a reservation on the item ; or the item is Reference Only ; or the item is not published ; or they have or the End User has outstanding fines.

This is based on the assumption that the user might take the item anyway, and it is better for it to be loaned so its location is knownregardless. It is better for the item's loan to be recorded in the system than for it to go missing.


The Self Issue screen displays can be customised in several ways but is displayed normally as follows:

 

The options to renew Renew and return loans may not be present, if this has not been Return loans may be turned off. These functions need to be enabled in System Configuration Maintenance.
Note

Note that if the system is inactive for a specified period of time, it will revert to this the starting screen. The period of inactivity is defined in System Configuration Maintenance.

 

See further details: