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Borrow an item

Use the self check-out machines to borrow physical items from the library. You must have your USC ID card and the physical items with you. There may be differences between self-check out machines.

At the self check-out machine follow the instructions on-screen. You will be asked to:

  1. Scan your USC ID card barcode under the red laser (hint: you may need to rotate the card until it scans)
  2. Lay the first item on the right, pushing the spine against the back of the machine
  3. Slide the item all the way to the left, across the red laser line (this will scan the barcode)
  4. Wait for the machine to register that item before pulling it away
  5. Tap the screen to complete the process (hint: a receipt will be printed)

Use the self check-out machine

Scan your USC ID card.

Push the spine of the item against the back on the right hand side

Slide the item to the far left, crossing the red laser line

Wait for the item to register on the screen and then pull off


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