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1.7. Transit Items

Transit Items


Evergreen’s In Transit feature tracks items transferring among branches. It allows patrons to return items at any branch and for holds to be placed on items at other branches.

When will an item go In Transit?

  1. When an item is checked in at a non-owning branch the status changes to In Transit. A transit slip may be printed.
  2. When a hold is captured for an item with a pickup branch other than location at which the hold is captured, the item’s status will be changed to In Transit. If the hold is captured from the Check In screen, a prompt to print the Transit/Hold slip will display. If the hold is captured from the Capture Holds screen, a Transit/Hold slip will be printed automatically.   


Receiving In Transit Items

All items received through transit must be checked in by the receiving branch. This changes the items' statuses from In Transit to Reshelving or Ready for Pickup.

Transit List 

The Transit List report may be used as a tool to help manage your incoming and outgoing transits.

To access and use the Transit List report:

  1. Select Admin → Local System Administration → Transit List.

   2. Specify Transit to or Transit from library.

   3. Choose a Start Date and End Date for transit activity.


   4. Transits should automatically load.

   5. Items with an In Transit status for the selected time period are listed.


Aborting Transits


Transits may be aborted (cancelled) from multiple locations within Evergreen.

Use when processing missing in transit items or a patron requests an item that has just been returned and is in transit to its home library for reshelving. This procedure can be performed from the Transit List or from the Item Status screen.

  1. Select the transit(s) to cancel.
  2. Select Cancel Transit
  3. The transit is cancelled, but will still display in the list.
  4. Click Retrieve Transits. The screen will refresh and the cancelled item(s) will no longer display as transits.


Cancelling Transits at Checkout


Items with a status of in transit trigger a notification when an attempt is made to check them out. To allow in transit items to be checked out, override the block by clicking Abort Transit on the alert screen. Proceed by clicking Checkout.


Cancelling Transits from Item Status


Items with a status of in transit trigger a notification when an attempt is made to check them out. To allow in transit items to be checked out, override the block by clicking Abort Transit on the alert screen. Proceed by clicking Checkout.

  1. Click Item Status or hit F5
  2. Scan Item barcode
  3. Right click on the item and select Abort Transit
  4. At Aborting Transits pop-up, click Yes
  5. The item now has the status Reshelving.

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