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Monday Minutes: OPAC Self Checkout

In this week's Monday Minutes, Kelly and Jessie show a new feature which will allow patrons to check themselves through the OPAC. This feature will come in the next round of upgrades coming to ByWater partners this summer.

Setting Up this Feature

Libraries can set up the OPAC to allow for patrons to check items out to themselves directly from the OPAC.

This feature is driven by the system preference: OpacTrustedCheckout which will turned off by default.

If a library enables this system preference:

1. Logged in patrons will see a new checkout option in the header of the page when logged in. This option displays a modal where they can scan barcodes to perform a self-checkout.

2. The patron can choose to "Self-checkout" ==> window pops up asking you to enter a barcode.

==> Message should say: "Item '39999000006094' was checked out", and an option to enter another barcode, as well as Submit and Close buttons.

3. The patron will see that checkout is listed in their Account Summary.

4. If patron owes more that the NoIssueCharge dollar amount in the System Preference, the checkout will be blocked.

Note: if the item is marked withdrawn, on hold for another patron, or set as a Not For Loan item, these items will also not be checked out.

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