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Alma Fulfillment Resource Guide

This guide covers all aspects of the fulfillment process. This includes maintaining all patron records, loaning materials, returning/renewing loaned materials, managing lost items dealing with fines and fees as well as course reserves.

Self Check Machine

Self Check Machine Support


Steps for Connecting Self Check Machines to Alma:

  1. Setup Integration profile in Alma (Alma documentation about configuring Self-Check Integration Profile)
  • FLVC staff will set this up for you initially.
  • Download the Certificate for STunnel. FLVC staff will download and sent it to you as well.
  1. Assign the Self Check machine to a Circulation Desk.
  • FLVC will set this up initially.
  1. Download, install, and configure STunnel. (STunnel Documentation from Ex Libris)
  • During installation, you'll be prompted to enter the following:
    • Country: US
    • State: FL
    • City:
    • Company: Institution Name
    • Unit: Library Name
    • FQDN: Use your institution domain name (ex:
  • Go to the STunnel installation path (ex: c:/program files/....)
    • Locate the file stunnel.conf, and edit using the documentation instructions under "Configuring STunnel."
    • Key & Cert = path to the certificate (ex: client.pem)
    • Accept = The Selfcheck port, use the same port currently in use for your Selfcheck
    • Connect = Use your Alma address (ex:
  1. Start STunnel, then start your Selfcheck system.


Gotchas During Testing

  • Check the user account in Alma to make sure it is not expired.
  • Be sure the item you are testing can be borrowed by the patron type on the user account. Generally, regular loan items should be okay.

Otherwise, FLVC will be happy to assist you as much as needed with your initial testing and setup. Please contact the FLVC Help Desk ( to schedule an online setup and testing session.