The Self Issue facility allows OPAC users to lend catalogue resources to themselves, and optionally renew and return them. This is useful for out of hours provision.
The entire facility is optional - it has a different URL to the OPAC, so you only make it available to users if you want to.
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; the item is Reference Only; the item is not published; or they have 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 known.
The Self Issue screen displays as follows:
Note that if the system is inactive for a specified period of time, it will revert to this screen. The period of inactivity is defined in System Configuration Maintenance.
See further details:
- Using Self Issue - Loans
- Using Self Issue - Renewals
- Using Self Issue - Returns
- Configuring the Self Issue facility