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Circulation Manual

The official circulation manual for OPAL

Table of Contents

  1. General Circulation
    • Check In/Check Out
    • Check in a Book with a Hold
    • Check in OPAL or OhioLINK Books
    • Renew a Book
    • Pick Up Anywhere
      • Check Out
      • Check In
    • Insert a Virtual Barcode
  2. Creating New Patron Records
    • Instructions for Patrons-on-the-Fly
    • Preparing a Complete Patron Record
    • Add Additional Lines to Address Field
       
  3. Fines Paid
     
  4. Running Paging Slips
    • OPAL Slips
    • INN-Reach Slips
    • Duplicate Paging Slips
    • Regenerating Slips
       
  5. Holds
    • Placing a Hold
    • Canceling a Hold
    • Bib or Item Level Holds
       
  6. Recalls
     
  7. Notices
    • Pick-up Notices
    • Bill & Fine Notices
    • Statements of Charges & Checked Out Items
    • Saving Notice Settings
  8. Hold Shelf Maintenance
  9. PCIRC Items
    • Receiving PCIRC Items
    • Checking Out PCIRC Items
    • Checking in Returned PCIRC Items
  10. Pickup Anywhere
    • Owning Library
    • Receiving Library
       
  11. Packaging
     
  12. Entering Priority Dispatch Statistics
  13. Reserves
    • Creating the Course Record
    • Adding Items to the Course
    • Creating a new ITEM Record
    • Removing Items from Reserve
       
  14. Virtual Record Cleanup
     
  15. INN-Reach Reports
    • Recommended Timetable and Description of Running Reports
    • Institutional Overdue Reports
       
  16. Annual Clean-up Guidelines
     
  17. Circulation Statistics
    • Logging in
    • Checkout Statistics
    • Other Statistical Reports Available