How to Check Out Zines

Log in to the website using your own member account (you must be a Librarian) or the general Anchor Archive account. Go to Login in the side menu and enter your username and password.

To check out or borrow a zine, a person must be a member of the Zine Library. This page tells you how to check if someone is a member and add someone as a member.

Before someone can check out a zine, you need to make sure it has been catalogued. Look on the bottom right corner of the back of the zine to see if it has a sticker with a number on it. If it does, the zine has been catalogued and you can proceed to the next step. If it does not, you will need to FASTADD! or quickly catalogue the zine, and you can go to this page to learn how.

Now there are 3 ways to check out an item:

Through Circulation (probably the easiest way)

  1. Go to Zine Library > Circulation > Check out zines
  2. In the Borrower Username box enter the member's username. As you start typing, the system will look up similar names and suggest them to you in a drop-down list. The person's first and last name will appear in brackets beside hir* username. Select the correct username.
  3. Below that enter the Item Number for the zine being loaned in the Item to be Loaned box. You can find the Item Number on the bottom right corner of the back of the zine and it will look something like EDU 1223. As you start typing, the system will look up Item Numbers and suggest them to you in a drop-down list. The title of the zine will be displayed next to the Item Number. Select the correct item and then click Submit.
  4. You will be taken to a screen showing all zines checked out. At the end of the list will be the zine you just checked out for the member and the due date will show. Tell the member when the zine is due.
  5. If you would like to check out another item for the member, select the member's username on this screen and follow the same steps detailed above.

Through the Member record

  1. Find the person's member record and scroll down to the bottom to find the Circulation area.
  2. Under New Loan click Check Out Item.
  3. You will come to the Circulation/Check Out screen. The Borrower Username will be filled in already. Below that enter the Item Number for the zine being loaned in the Item to be Loaned box. You can find the Item Number on the bottom right corner of the back of the zine and it will look something like EDU 1223. As you start typing, the system will look up Item Numbers and suggest them to you in a drop-down list. The title of the zine will be displayed next to the Item Number. Select the correct item and then click Submit.
  4. You will be taken to a screen showing all zines checked out. At the end of the list will be the zine you just checked out for the member and the due date will show.
  5. Tell the member when the zine is due.
  6. If you would like to check out another item for the member, select the member's username on this screen and follow the same steps detailed above.

Through the Item record

  1. Another way to check out a zine is to start by searching for the zine title. You can search for a zine by entering the title or part of the title in the Search box on the top right of every screen, by going to Zine Library > Zine Catalogue and entering the title or part of the title in the Title field, or by going to Zine Library > Zine Catalogue > Search Items and entering the Item Number/Item ID that's on the sticker on the back of the zine.
  2. When you find the zine click on the title. Scroll down and find the Item ID. It will look something like EDU 1223. If there is more than Item listed that means there is more than one copy of the zine in the library. Figure out which copy you are signing out by matching the Item ID on the screen to the Item ID on the bottom right corner on the back of the zine.
  3. Click on the Item ID. You will be taken to the Item record. Click the Check Out button.
  4. You will come to the Circulation/Check Out screen. The Item to be Loaned box will be filled in already. In the Borrower Username box enter the member's username. As you start typing, the system will look up similar names and suggest them to you in a drop-down list. The person's first and last name will appear in brackets beside hir username. Select the correct username and click Submit.
  5. You will be taken to a screen showing all zines checked out. At the end of the list will be the zine you just checked out for the member and the due date will show.
  6. Tell the member when the zine is due.
  7. If you would like to check out another zine for this member, click on the member's username and follow steps 1-3 under the section Through the Member Record above.

* This page was written using gender-neutral pronouns.