Returning a toy on MiBaseNZ’s Return page is really quite simple. There are three ways in which you can do it; using a barcode scanner, typing in the toy id number or, if you don’t know this, search for the toy name.
Renewing and/or returning a toy in MibaseNZ’s Loan page is really quite simple. Find the toy in the toy loan list and either click the green ‘Return’ button to return the toy or the green ‘Renew’ button to renew it.
A green Success box will appear at the top of the list with the returned (or renewed) toy’s information.
Unfortunately, a ‘reserved’ toy cannot be renewed. As you can see in the table, where the green ‘Renew’ button is, a red ‘Reserved’ box is there instead. If a member would like to renew a reserved toy, you will need to return the toy then loan the toy again unless of course, the toy has been reserved by another member, in which case the toy cannot be renewed.
If a member is returning all the toys listed, rather than selecting the Return button separately for each toy, you can click the green ‘Return All’ button underneath the table.
The same applies if a member would like to renew all the toys listed, you can click the green ‘Renew All’ button. Remember though, this won’t work for reserved toys.
Returning a toy in MibaseNZ’s Return page is really quite simple. There are three ways in which you can do it; using a barcode scanner, typing in the toy id number or, if you don’t know this, search for the toy name.
To access the Return page, click on the green Return button in the top menu.
Using a Barcode Scanner
If you are fortunate enough to have a scanner, all you need to do is scan the barcode on the toy label and hit Enter on the keyboard.
Using the Toy ID
Type in the toy ID if you know it and hit Enter on the keyboard.
The toy will appear underneath as shown as well as in the Return list table.
Using the Search Toy Name
Start typing in the name of the toy and then select from the options in the dropdown menu.
The toy will appear underneath with a green Return button. Clicking that will return the toy as well as add it to the Return list table.
When you are using the SearchToy Name function, you will see information about the toy, the member and the fine status if one has been applied. This does not appear when using the Toy ID.
In the return list table you will see:
id: number allocated to identify the returned toy
ReturnDate: the date the toy was returned.
ToyID: if the button is blue, the toy has an image, if it is white the toy does not have an image
MemID: the member’s id number. If you click the pink button you will go to the member’s detail page
Member: the member’s full name
Time: the time when the toy was returned
LoanDate: when the toy was loaned to the member
DueDate: the date the toy was due. If it’s overdue, the date will be red
Days: the number of days the toy was on loan. If the toy was was overdue, the number will be positive and a fine will have been applied (if your library has set this up). If the number is negative, the toy has been returned before the due date