Though it is possible to click “Yes” on the pop-up that is presented at checkout, staff should refuse to check out items to the patron when the system presents a block that indicates the patron has exceeded their maximum allowable fines or outstanding overdues.
Barred patron code is used for patrons to whom the home library does not wish to extend circulation or loan privileges. Only the home library may bar a patron record. All barred records must be accompanied by an explanatory note, dated and signed. Barred status can only be cleared by the home library, or new home library.
Reasons for which the Barred status might be used:
Patron has moved
Patron record information is incomplete or incorrect
The home library policy states that all household members are blocked when one member is seriously delinquent