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Settle Up Directions: Borrowing Patron Library (your patron)
Requesting, transit, and checkout are still exactly the same.
Check your patrons and pay your invoices (weekly)
45 days after the due date, the borrowing patron’s library takes responsibility for paying for the lost item. The item can no longer be returned—it now needs to be paid for. Therefore, you need a way of seeing which items are still checked out to your patrons.
It doesn’t matter how you do this, so long as you do. Here are 2 potential methods:
Place a manual charge on the patron’s record to show what they owe to you
This is for you (the patron’s library) to track what you are owned by the patron. The patron now owes you, because you owe the owning library.
At the same time you start the payment process for the owning library, also place a manual charge on the patron’s record.
Remove the MANUAL charge (when the patron pays for the item)
If the patron pays the charge, the patron’s library marks the manual charge as paid.
Remember: If it's not YOUR item, you collect the MANUAL charge that you created earlier. it will have your library's location next to it and say MANUAL. Leave the automatically generated charge (with the item location and "Replacement" or "Billed" alone.
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