Enable desk operators to select from a predetermined list of loan periods.
We would like desk operators to have the option of selecting from a list of predetermined check out periods for items in certain collections.
Boston College Libraries currently provide approximately 80 laptops to community members, which can be borrowed for a fixed loan period. For many patrons this static loan period is either too short or too long, adding some loan period choices would enable us to easily meet the needs of more patrons.
The imagined workflow:
- Patron comes to borrow a laptop.
- The laptop is loaned in Alma
- The operator is presented with a dialog box with a series of loan period options (configured at the library level) - for example (4 Hours, 1 Day, 4 Days, 7 Days).
- The operator asks the patron which loan period meets the need and makes the selection in Alma to complete the loan.
Thank you for considering this request.