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High Use Items (Short Term Loans)

Short term loan for high use items

If a high number of requests have been placed on an item it will be moved to the "High Use" collection which has a 3 day loan period to ensure equity of access.

High Use Loan Guidelines

High Use items:

  • Have a three day loan period
  • Will autorenew  if no-one has placed a request for them
  • Move between the General collection's three week loans and the High Use collection depending on the number of simultaneous requests
  • Cannot be borrowed by Community members (alumni, high school, reciprocal borrowers, etc)

Short term loans for equipment

There is an 3 hour loan period for equipment (see available equipment).

3 Hour Loan Guidelines

  • Items on 3 hour loan must be returned prior to 15 minutes before close of library services. For example, if library services close at 8.00pm, items will need to be returned before 7.45pm
  • Recycled mats need to be returned in the same condition in which they were borrowed (i.e., clean and undamaged)
  • All equipment on 3 hour loan must be returned directly to library staff


Placing items on Short Term Loan

Lecturers may request an item be place on Short Term Loan for works that require an extremely high turnover, such as movies that all students in a class must be able to watch by a certain date (which can be placed on a 3 Hour Loan) or a book that is needed for an assignment (which can be pushed onto a High Use, 3 Day Loan). Submit your request using our Client Services Form and include the date when the item will no longer be required as a High Use item (please note: if usage of the item does not confirm that High Demand is necessary, it may be returned to a normal loan period).

Remember to contact your liaison librarian when setting texts to discuss the access needs for your class.