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Charging Materials to an Olin Library Locked Carrel

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 that have barcodes

 

  • Use a pink Carrel Charge Slip
  • Fill out the carrel number, and the item’s call number (found on the book’s spine, ex. DA580 G62 1997) in the space available on the charge slip
  • Place the slip in the book and leave it in plain view on the desktop
  • A card with a red side and a white side is located on the door- turn the card to the red side whenever you have items to be charged
  • The carrel attendant will stamp the book and the charge slip to indicate that it has been charged

Charging books that do not have a barcode

 

  • Use a two-part pink Carrel Charge Slip
  • Fill out both halves of the two-part charge slip completely including the carrel number and the item’s call number (found on the book’s spine, ex. DA580 G62 1997)
  • Place the slip in the book and leave it in plain view on the desktop
  • A card with a red side and a white side is located on the door- turn the card to the red side whenever you have items to be charged
  • The carrel attendant will stamp the book, detach the top half of the slip, and leave the bottom half in the book to indicate that it has been charged

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’s 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 of a 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

 

Materials permitted in locked carrels; and transferring books from your personal account to the locked carrel

Books that you may keep in your locked carrel include:

  • Books charged to your personal library account (home use flyer)
  • Books charged to your carrel (carrel charge flyer)
  • Books that you own (personal property flyer)

To transfer a book from your personal account to that of the locked carrel:

  • Bring the books to the Olin Circulation desk, where they will be sensitized
  • Take the books to the locked carrel and fill out the pink Carrel Charge Slip for each one. Place the slips inside the books and leave the books in your locked carrel.
  • The books will be checked out to your locked carrel by the library staff

 

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 books 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 carrel charge slip so that it reads “Return to Circulation”
  • Leave the book in plain view on the carrel desktop
  • A card with a red side and a white side is located on the door- turn the card to the red side whenever you have items to be returned
  • The book will be picked up and discharged by the carrel attendant

Security Issues

 

  • Please keep any valuables out of plain view at all times
  • Do not cover the carrel door
  • THE LIBRARY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PERSONAL ITEMS LEFT IN CARRELS
08/11/2015 - 9:49am - jl41