8.3. Renewal and Editing the Item's Due Date

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Checked-out items can be renewed if your library's policy allows it. The new due date is calculated from the renewal date. Existing loans can also be extended to a specific date by editing the due date or renewing with a specific due date.

Renewal

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  1. Retrieve the patron record and go to the Items Out screen.

  2. Select the item you want to renew. Click on Actions for Selected ItemsRenew. If you want to renew all items in the account, click Renew All instead.

  3. If you want to specify the due date, click Renew with Specific Due Date, you will be prompted to select a due date. Once done, click Apply.

Tip

Renewal can also be done on the Item Status screen. See Section 8.6, “Item Status (F5)” for more informaiton.

Editing Due Date

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  1. Retrieve the patron record and go to the Items Out screen.

  2. Select the item you want to renew. Click on Actions for Selected ItemsEdit Due Date.

  3. Select a new due date in the pop-up window, then click Apply.

Tip

You can select multiple items by pressing down the CTRL key on your keyboard and clicking each item you want to edit.

Edit Due Date changes the due date in the existing circulation record without reducing the remaining renewal count or creating a new circulation record. It does not generate new circulation statistics. Outstanding issues on the circulation, such as overdue fines, may be affected by future actions, such as backdated checkin. Since one circulation may receive only one pre-due/overdue (for each overdue period) notice, no new notice(s) will be generated, if aleady sent out. For example, editing the due date on the day when an item is due will not generate a new pre-due notice near the new due date.

Caution

Sitka support team strongly recommends libraries use this function only when staff forgot to set Specific Due Date on Checkout. Use Renew with Specific Due Date in other circumstances to avoid undesirable result.

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