SCLS houses over 400 different dies and the staff of member libraries are welcome and encouraged to use them! Place a hold on a specific die in Sierra and we'll send it to you in the system bag. If your library doesn't have a die cutting machine, contact us and come on down to SCLS to use our die cutting machines for small, large, and jumbo dies. Below is a step-by-step procedure on how to place a hold. If your library is an LI LINK library please contact Kim (email@example.com) to place the hold.
Use your library’s card or the department’s card. Only staff can request dies. Before placing a hold on any items please check with your circulation department to make sure that the card you are using has a 0 (zero) P TYPE.
Open Sierra and in the Function dropdown list on the top right, select Search/Holds.
On the top left, make sure Title is selected from the dropdown list and type scls dies in the search bar and click Search.
Double click on the letter grouping that contains the name of the die you are looking for. (For example, if you want a kangaroo die, click SCLS Dies G - L)
a. SCLS Dies A - B
b. SCLS Dies Alphabet and Numbers
c. SCLS Dies C - F
d. SCLS Dies G - L
e. SCLS Dies M - P
f. SCLS Dies Q - Z
Scroll down the list to find the specific die and click once on the name of the die to highlight it. (Please scroll all the way down to the bottom. Some dies in each group may be out of alphabetical order.)
Click on Hold Selected Item to place an item-level hold on that specific die.
Choose Patron Barcode from the dropdown list and type in the card barcode.
Click on Place Hold.
In the next window, choose your Pickup Location from the dropdown list and in the Hold Note field please type the name of the person/department who will be receiving the die.
Click on Item-Level Hold on the left side of the screen to view your hold request.
If requesting more than one die, repeat the process for each die. If you are looking to place a hold on the Cat in the Hat, Hat or the Curious George Kit, search the title scls cat; scls curious respectively. Then follow the steps above to place an item-level hold.
If you have any questions please contact Kim Androlowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631.286.1600 ext. 1380, SCLS Youth Services. You can view a list of dies owned by SCLS and Suffolk libraries on the Youth Services page of The Gateway. If you are interested in using a die that another library owns, please contact that individual library. NOTE: IF YOUR LIBRARY IS AN LI LINK LIBRARY, PLEASE CONTACT KIM TO PLACE THE HOLD.