Figure 5-3.Check-out records.
CHECK-OUT PROCEDURE. As a standard
check-out procedure, the borrower removes the book
card from the book and prints his or her name, rank,
and division on the card. The date due (day, month,
year) is then stamped on the book card and book
pocket. The book card is filed in the circulation file by
due date alphabetically by authors last name. Figure
5-4 shows a standard book card.
Reference books are to be used only in the
library. This policy makes it possible to control the
use of expensive and highly popular reference books
such as car manuals. Popular reference books are
shelved at the library attendants desk.
CHECK-IN PROCEDURE. The library
assistant notes the date due on the book pocket of the
returned book, locates the book card in the circulation
file, and replaces it in the book pocket. If a reserve
(request) card is attached to the book card, the assistant
notifies the individual waiting for the book that it is
Figure 5-4.Book card.