We have noticed that we are all becoming more lax about requiring IDs in order to check out items. Starting in January, we will REQUIRE IDs to check out items. So as people come to the desk over the next month and a half and do not have an ID, please tell them that in January they will not be able to check out items without their ID.
A reminder to our circulation students that IDs are required to check out items from the Library. Iniatially you will get a few patrons who are not happy with this. If you find someone upset or questioning this policy, you can remind them that it actually helps to guarantee items are being checked out to the correct patron. Also feel free to allow someone an exception once, but remind them to bring their card the next time. I also find it helpful to quickly double check as you swipe the card that the name on the screen matches the ID.
From the LIS policies “A valid Middlebury College ID is required to transact library business. Library privileges are extended to faculty, students, alumni and staff of the Middlebury College community and to guest borrowers by application”.
Please feel free to talk with any supervisor if you have any questions.