Check In: FAQ

What happens whe you check items owned by other locations?

Checking items in that are not owned by the check in location will result in this message:

You should ALWAYS respond with YES, unless an item is badly damaged and it would be a health hazard to ship it (i.e. liquid spill, bugs, etc.) See damaged item procedures for how to handle these items.

The status of the item is changed to “In-Transit”

What happens if you answer NO?

The status of the item changes to “In”, but it does not change the location of the item!  The status is checked in at the assigned location, which causes confusion, because the assigned location is looking for it on their shelves.  It could also appear on the assigned location’s Picklist.  You must always respond YES! 

If you want to keep the item because you think it will check out before your location’s scheduled delivery, that’s fine.  Put it on your “for a limited time only” shelf and send it back in two weeks if no one has checked it out. 

Missing or unreadable barcode

Use the Find Tool to look up item records when the barcode is unreadable or missing.  Look up the title, then look at the list of items to see which one was most recently checked out at your location.  You may have to do some legwork if there is more than one copy of the title, and more than one copy is checked out. 

  • If the book is your book, check the item in and then change the barcode.
  • If it belongs to another school, write the barcode number on a post it, check the item in, and put it in an interlibrary envelope so it gets back home.
  • If it belongs to IndyPL, write the barcode number on a post it, check the item in, and put it in your blue tote to return to IndyPL. Place the post-it note inside the back cover of the book, not sticking out and not on the front of the book.