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Reading strategies - Types of resources

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

  • Borrowed for 1 week (2 weeks for Privilege Scheme students registered with Student Support)
  • Can be reserved if on loan
  • Will be automatically renewed up to 26 times (13 times for Privilege Scheme students) if no-one else has reserved it
  • Fines: £1.00 per day (maximum £20.00 per item) only charged from 7 days overdue after automatic renewal fails

School Experience Collection

  • Usually borrowed for 6 weeks
  • Can be reserved if on loan
  • Will be automatically renewed once only if no-one else has reserved it
  • Fines: £1.00 per day (maximum £20.00 per item) only charged from 7 days overdue after automatic renewal fails

Reference-only

  • Cannot be borrowed, reserved or renewed
  • Cannot be taken from the library

E-books

  • Access 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)