OPAC Settings and Widgets
OPAC Settings and Widgets
There are two locations within the Evergreen client to control which days that the system sees a library as being closed - the Hours of Operation settings and the Closed Dates Editor. These are important for each library system to set and maintain because any day that the library is marked is closed will not generate fines for the library's patrons and the library's books will not be targeted for holds.
A short class on this topic is available at: https://my.nicheacademy.com/pines/course/13634
If your library changes which days of the week or hours it is open, enter a Help Desk ticket and the PINES staff will update this setting for you. The hours appear in the library information pages in the OPAC as well as in the libraries' linked data pages.
Adding a closing has the following consequences:
Please note - a 'Closed Date' should only be used for days that the library is entirely closed. These dates do not currently appear to the public anywhere, but overdue fines will not be applied, due dates will be pushed back to the next open day, and items will not be targeted by the holds targeter on days marked closed.
On the popup, select the system rather than the branch (ARL rather than ARL-ATH) and check the “Apply to all of my libraries” box.
If you need to mark a closed date either after a closure (for example, for an unexpected weather closure) or within two weeks of an upcoming closure (for example, if you did not get an upcoming holiday entered in time, so items are showing due dates of a date you are closed), then please enter an Emergency Closure.
The emergency closure will change the due dates of any items that are set to be due within the closure date range. If you are entering an emergency closure for a date in the past, the process will void any fines that were already charged for the items that it changed the due dates on.
Note that it will NOT void fines on items that were due before the closure.
The process also updates hold shelf expiration dates for any holds that were set to expire off of the holds shelf on a closed date.
This process is very slow - let it run and check back later to make sure that all circulations and holds processed. When it is successfully completed, it should look like this:
If you are unable to log in, please contact the Help Desk with a request to mark your library closed. In the event that your network is down, keep in mind that you may submit Help Desk tickets via any mobile device that has Internet access or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to reach the courier, contact the Help Desk and the PINES staff will contact the courier for you.