Following these instructions should allow you to complete some basic circulation functions such as:
Check In material
Click on Circulation (it's at the left of the screen).
Click on Check In (it's at the right of the screen).
Scan the barcode on the book or other material.
Check the screen
If there is a fine due you can click on forgive
Check Out material
Click on Circulate (on left)
Click on Check Out (on right)
Scan the name of the Patron from the card Rolodex OR type in part of their name ( a unique part, if possible)
Check the screen to see if any Overdues are shown. Clear screen if necessary
Scan the book barcode.
Check the screen for error messages
Scan another book if desired
If the material's barcode is not in the computer
Create temporary bar code? Answer Yes
Type in the title of the book
Add a Patron
The easy non-computer method
Have the new patron fill out the Library Card Information sheet
If any material is to be checked out, write down the barcode number(s) on the same sheet.
The somewhat easy add-to-the-computer method
Have the new patron fill out the Library Card Information sheet.
Get a blank Rolodex card from the end of the Rolodex.
Get a sticky barcode from under the desk.
Patron bar codes start with a 2. Material bar codes start with a 3
Make sure the barcode you stick on the blank Rolodex card starts with a 2
Write the person's name on the Rolodex card and file the card on the Rolodex.
Click on Patron (on left).
Click on Add (on right)
Erase anything that might be in the Patron No.field
Scan the barcode on the new Rolodex card
On the computer enter the first and last name, address, telephone number, etc..
Other fields have the following meaning:
Grade = year of graduation e.g. 2004
Code = homeroom e.g. E501
for type use the down arrow to the right to pick student, community member, etc. MVRHS staff is a teacher or staff member at the High School, for other (non-High School) teachers use MV Teachers.
Click on Catalog
Click on Find
This gets you to Expert searching
Pick Title, Author or click on the down arrow for more options
Enter a search term.
You can Sort by ... choosing Title, Author etc
You can also print the list if you choose
Caspr supports truncation searching with the ? key. Searches are EXACT i.e. searching on mark will not find marker or marking. If you search on mark? you will find all of the above terms.
There is a Go Back button in the lower right corner which will help you, what else, go back to the previous screen.