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It sometimes happens that libraries need to return large numbers of items in bulk. Scanning each item one-by-one is always an option, but not practical for large numbers of returns.

RoboReturns is a Microsoft Windows (32-bit/64-bit) application that takes a file of barcodes (XLSX, CSV, or tab-delimited TXT) and returns them one-by-one.

RoboReturns can also record in-house checkins for a list of barcodes.

If there is an error, the item will be marked in red with any pertinent output from Alma. If the item needs to be routed to another department or patron, the item will be marked in yellow. If all is successful, it will say “Returned”.

An CSV output of the results can also be exported to use as a worksheet.

RoboReturns, including detailed documentation, can be found on GitHub.