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Self-Checkout

New Users

The Library has two QuickCheck self checkout stations, one downstairs and one upstairs.  They can be used to borrow, renew, and return items using your CSHL ID card.  New users often receive a "User Not Found" message when they first try to use the stations.  Please see Claudia or Paula in room 108 (first room on the left from the Library's front entrance) if you receive this message.  If neither of us is here at the time, please contact one of us (see contact info below) with the following information: day and approximate time of your visit, which station you tried to use, and which books you've borrowed.  We'll be able to check the station log and set you up as a user so that the station will "recognize" you on your next visit (and we'll know that the books aren't missing :-)

Using the Stations

There are screen instructions to guide you while using the self checkout stations.  The stations are touchscreen, relatively easy to use, and can give you a receipt.  After using a station to return books, you may leave them on the booktruck downstairs or bring them to Claudia or Paula if you're using the upstairs station.  Please use the bookdrop (inside the front door) only when the Library is not staffed.  The stations are for your convenience.  Please don't hesitate to see Claudia or Paula if you'd rather we handle the transaction(s) or if you run into a problem while using them.  The stations can also be used to renew books, or you may contact Claudia or Paula (see contact info below) about renewals.  You needn't come to the Library to renew.  If you run into any problems while using the stations, please let us know so we can fix them.  If you have to leave the building without having checked out your books (times when the Library isn't staffed), please let us know which books you have.