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Kroch Library Locked Carrel Charging Procedure

Materials that CAN be charged to a locked carrel:

  • Olin Library regular loans
  • Kroch Library regular loans
  • Annex Library regular loans
  • Uris Library regular loans

Materials that CANNOT be charged to a locked carrel:

  • Books from other Cornell Libraries
  • Reference books
  • Books on permanent reserve in Graduate Study rooms, or on short-term reserve
  • Periodicals (3-day loan)
  • New & Noteworthy Books (2-week loan)
  • Interlibrary Loan and Borrow Direct books
  • Any media (DVD, CD, Audio tape, etc.)

 Charging books:

  • Use a pink Carrel Charge Slip 
  • Fill out the carrel number and the item's call number (found on the spine - ex: DA 580 G62 1997) in the space available on the charge slip
  • Place the slip in the book and have it in plain view on the desk top
  • The carrel attendant will stamp the book and the charge slip to indicate that it has been charged
  • If the book has no barcode, bring it down to the circulation desk and leave it in the Carrel Coordinator's mailbox with a note indicating what carrel the book should be charged out to after it's barcoded.

General Charging Guidelines:

  • Do not place books on the carrel shelf until the charge slips have been stamped/processed
  • Do not remove a charge slip from a charged book
  • Additional carrel charge slips are available at Olin Circulation Desk
  • Books that do not have completed carrel charge slips in them will be immediately returned to the stacks
  • Fill out separate charge slips for each individual volume ofa multi-volume monographic set
  • Place charged books on the carrel shelf with call numbers and charge slips clearly showing.  If possible, keep books in call number order - this helps us keep track of materials and provide better service
  • Please do not charge more books to your carrel than can fit on the shelves. Do not stack books on the windowsill, since they can be damaged there by sun and moisture
  • Books charged to carrels are automatically renewed as long as they have the charge slips in them - there are no late fees for books charged to carrels

Charging materials perviously charged to a personal ID card:

  • Materials that are already checked to your library card must be brought to Olin’s Circulation Desk before being charged to the carrel
  • Circulation staff will discharge the book(s)from your ID and will sensitize them
  • Follow the procedures in parts C and D above to charge the book(s) to the carrel

Transferring materials to another carrel:

  • Olin Library Circulation staff are the ONLY persons authorized to move charged materials from one carrel to another - THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS 

Recalls and in-house use (when materials are removed from the carrel):

Olin Library Circulation staff are the ONLY persons authorized to remove charged materials from a carrel. If book is recalled by another reader:

  • A notice will be left in the carrel one week before the book is taken
  • The carrel holder may choose to have the book subsequently returned to the carrel- there is a box to check on the notice
  • If a book is recalled for course reserve:
  • A notice will be left, but the book will be removed immediately
  • The book will not be returned to the carrel

If a book is needed for in-house use:

  • Books may be paged for use in the building (they will not
    leave the library)
  • A notice will be left, and the book will be returned as soon as possible

Discharging books from the carrel:

  • To return a book to the stacks, reverse the charge slip so it reads "Return to circulation."
  • Leave the book in plain view on the carrel desktop
  • The book will be picked up and discharged by the attendant

Security Issues 

  • Please keep any valuables out of plain view at all times, preferably in the locked portion of the carrel.


03/26/2014 - 9:54am - jl41