Open Access Cards
Anyone who lives in Iowa can check material out on our Open Access program.
*Non-Iowans (including alumni who live outside of Iowa) may NOT apply for a library card. Please refer any questions regarding this policy to the Circulation Supervisor or a librarian.
Use the Circulation tab to do any check-in, check-out, searching for items, or searching for patrons.
Terminology – Below is a list of what the different features are called in WorldShare,
Search = Discover Items
CKO (Search patrons) = Assist Patrons
Barcode (under Assist Patrons) = Patron ID#
In-House Check – Non Loan Return
Fast Add = Create Temporary Item
New patrons – To create a new patron account, go to Assist Patrons, and search for the patron name. This will bring up a button that says "Create New Patron." Be sure to fill out the starred fields.as well as the address, phone number, email address. Remember……..the field that says “barcode”, when referring to patrons, actually is asking for their UD ID#. If, it's an Open Access patron, use the barcode on the yellow card.
Check out – When you are in the checkout window and have the patron’s account pulled up, and are ready to check out an item……the term “barcode” is asking for the BOOK barcode.
Check in – The default or Auto check in mode is for books that have been returned. If you are checking in IN HOUSE CHECKINS, click on the drop-down and check in under Non Loan Return. Please pay attention to any pop-up messages. (If you are unsure what to do with the item, give it to Jaimie.)
Requests for exceptions should be directed to a supervisor (or a librarian).
Circulation Policies are available at: http://www.dbq.edu/library/aboutus/policies/
Material can be renewed in person, over the phone, via email, or online.
Physical Reserve Material
Physical reserve material is kept behind the Circulation Desk. Reserve books are on the wall shelves, arranged alphabetically by professor and course number
More information for faculty about reserves services is available at: http://www.dbq.edu/library/forfacultyandstaff/reserves/