Before checking-out physical inventory to a patron, you will need to log in to Alma and verify that your current location is the circulation desk where you want to work. Your current location will display on the main menu bar at the top of the screen. If the location is not displaying or is incorrect, click the location icon and select the desired location:
You can select ‘Always show current location’ to display your location in the menu bar.
In the Fulfillment menu, click ‘Manage Patron Services.’ If you don't see this option, make sure that the account that you're using has the appropriate circulation role(s).
Scan the patron’s library card or use the list icon to find the patron by barcode or name and click Go:
That’s the basic check-out procedure: swipe the patron’s card, scan the item barcode, click done.
Let’s say the patron is allowed to borrow material on behalf of another patron, for example a teaching assistant on behalf of a faculty member.
The item is checked-out to the patron.
Let's say you scan the barcode and get an error message: “Item not found”. This means that there is no record for this item in Alma.