Tutorials in Text Format
Circulating Interlibrary Loans in Sierra - Procedures for processing WISCAT items
Sierra Circulation Manual (large pdf)
Offline Circulation - When the Sierra server is down, the Offline Circulation program can record checkout transactions. Once the Sierra connection is re-established, staff can upload the transactions to the server.
Patron Registration Manual(pdf) - A best practices guide to searching, creating, and editing records. Includes patron confidentiality issues
- Temporary records created through the online patron registration program are limited to two holds. The temporary accounts are given a Patron Type code of Online (117).
- To activate full circulation privileges, staff will need to add to the new account a valid Patron Type, County, Township, and Barcode before items are checked out on it. To delete the "temporary" alert message, right click on the message and select "delete field." Save the changes.
Automatic Holds - Offers an explanation of automatic holds
Automatic Holds FAQ - Covers many features of automatic holds
Merlin Web Notices FAQ - An explanation of the print, email, and telephone notification system generated by Merlin
Daily Tasks - Procedures for the daily Merlin maintenance tasks for holds and notices
Tutorials in Video Format
(View in Windows Media Player or YouTube)
Sierra Holds - Procedures for creating a hold:
Sierra Hold Pickups - Procedures for checking out items on the holdshelf:
Sierra Patron Records - Procedures for creating a new patron record: