Going beyond the basics of checking in and out, here’s some advanced knowledge for you!
Checking in items owned by others
In-Transit to Assigned Location
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.
|Polaris Status Name||Horizon Status Name |
(Prior to Jan. 2020)
|Claim Missing Parts|
|Claim Never Had|
|Claim Returned||Claims Returned|
|Econtent External Loan|
|Held||Item being held|
|Newly Acquired||Newly Acquired / In Processing|
|Damaged||Damaged / Mending|
|In-Transit||Going Home / Sent to|
|Local Missing||Local Missing / Missing|
|Shipped||In-Transit (to fill a hold)|
|Unavailable||Temporary Storage / Using for Programs|