The following is a list of new Circulation Desk policies:
1) There is no longer a waiting period of one day for materials that have already been renewed once. If a patron wants to check out the materials (books, movies, flash drives, anything) again, they may do so, so long as there is no hold. This also means that we at the circulation desk should encourage folks to put holds on items- especially DVDs and popular book titles- to ensure that it will be available to the patrons requesting them.
2) The second policy is tricky, but I believe it is the most “fair” of all possibilities in this scenario- a patron brings a book up to the desk and when you scan it as a check-out, Millennium warns you that there is already a hold on the book for a different patron. In this case, go ahead and override the message and check out the book to the person at the desk. There is no great way to navigate this, but since that person is here with the material in their hands, they get to check it out and the hold will remain for the other patron. This only applies to materials that have not been formally processed as hold, i.e. pulled from the shelf, checked-in and are sitting on the hold shelf.
3) The scissor ban has been lifted. Any patrons requesting to use scissors may do so away from the desk, anywhere in the library. They will work exactly the same as the rulers- take their ID and clip it to the Velcro “scissor” sign. There will only be two available, next to the rulers.
If you have any questions/concerns, please let me know!