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New self-service checkout machine in Alexander Library

Daniel Halpern, a doctoral student and instructor in the School of Communication and Information, uses the new self service checkout machine in Alexander Library.

In Alexander Library, Libraries' users no longer have to wait for a staff person to check out their books and periodicals.

Located in front of the circulation desk at Alexander Library, the new self-service checkout machine allows borrowers to check out their own books quickly and easily. Step-by-step instructions are displayed on an easy-to-use touch screen.

The self-service checkout machine will:

  • Verify a user's privileges.
  • Check out and renew books and periodicals that circulate.
  • Desensitize items.

Staff at the Alexander Library circulation desk can answer any questions about or requests for assistance with the self-service checkout machine.

Please note:

  • Users must have a Rutgers library account to use the self-service checkout machine. Please visit the circulation desk to set up your account if you are new to the university.
  • The spine of the book to be checked out must rest in the V-shaped indentation, on the top of the machine, in order for the scanner to work properly.
  • If the self-service checkout machine does not scan the barcode on your RUconnection card or library card, or if there is a problem with your library account, please visit the circulation desk for assistance.
  • If the self-service checkout machine will not checkout or scan the barcode of a particular book, please take it to the circulation desk.

Posted June 17, 2010