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Reading strategies - Types of resources: Library loan types

Developing your Reading Strategy - thinking about the Library's loan periods and limits for different resources

Characteristics of Library loan types

When you are developing the reading strategy for your module, pathway or course, think about the mix of loan types that will best suit your strategy for items your students will borrow from the Library.

Standard loan

  • Usually borrowed for 3 weeks

  • ‘Privileged’ borrowers for 4 weeks

  • Staff borrowers for 90 days

  • Can be reserved if on loan

  • Can be renewed if no-one else has reserved it

  • Fines: 20p per day (maximum £10.00 per item)

Week loan

  • Usually borrowed for 1 week

  • ‘Privileged’ borrowers for 2 weeks

  • Staff borrowers for 1 week

  • Can be reserved if on loan

  • Can be renewed if no-one else has reserved it

  • Fines:

School Experience Collection

  • Usually borrowed for 6 weeks

  • Staff borrowers for 90 days

  • Can be reserved if on loan

  • Can be renewed if no-one else has reserved it

  • Fines: 20p per day (maximum £10.00 per item)

Reference-only

  • Cannot be borrowed, reserved or renewed

  • Cannot be taken from the library

E-books

  • Subscription models vary – we find the best option from those on offer

  • Can usually be read on or off campus

  • Most can be read by multiple students concurrently

  • Most allow in-text searching and note-taking

  • Some can be temporarily downloaded for offline reading

  • Some allow permanent downloading of sections - free of digital rights management (DRM)


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