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How do I use the self checkout machine?


Self-checkout machines are located on Levels 1 and 2, next to the Circulation and the ITS Service desk. In most cases, you can check out your books yourself and get a receipt with the due dates for those books. 

Self Checkout Machine

Using the self-checkout machine

  • You will need your OneCard and the books you want to check out.

  • Scan your OneCard at the machine where the red laser line is (scan the library barcode number on the back of the card).

  • Once that is entered, scan the barcode on the book(s). This is NOT the barcode that is part of the book when purchased - the LMU barcode can be found usually toward the top left on the front cover, inside the front cover, or on the back cover of the book.

  • Place the spine into the cradle of the machine if possible. Line up the barcode so that the red laser line of the barcode scanner can read it (you may need to move the book slowly into the line). 

Book position with spine in at Self Checkout Machine, barcode on back of book to scan

Other options

  • If you receive an error message in this process concerning your library record, you may have fines or other problems with your library record. Please visit the Circulation desk to find out what needs to be fixed.

  • If you have trouble checking out books at the self checkout machine for any reason, Circulation staff can help.

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