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Charging Materials to an Open Graduate Carrel

What can be charged to a carrel?

Materials that CAN be charged to a carrel

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

Materials that CANNOT be charged to a 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 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
  • The carrel attendant will stamp the book and the charge slip to indicate that it has been charged
  • If a book has no barcode, bring it down to the circulation desk and leave in Carrel Coordinator’s mailbox for barcoding, with a note indicating what carrel number the book should be charged to.

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

Transferring books

Transferring books from your personal ID account to the Carrel

Only books checked out to your carrel may be left in the carrel. To transfer books (from Olin/Kroch, Uris or the Library Annex) from your personal account to the carrel account:

  • Bring the books to the Olin Circulation Desk, where they will be sensitized
  • Take the books to the carrel and fill out the pink Carrel Charge Slip for each one. Place the slips inside the books and leave the books in your carrel.
  • The books will be checked out to your carrel by the library staff
  • Please note that books without pink carrel slips will be discharged and returned to the stacks

Transferring charged 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
  • The book will be picked up and discharged by the carrel attendant