Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Core texts in the library

Welcome back to students and staff returning after the inter-semester break!

Each term the demand for core texts (the main book for your course) is very high. One of the ways we can try to help this is by changing the length of time for which core texts can be borrowed. So at the beginning of each term we ask your lecturers for recommendations (i.e. the core texts for the courses they are teaching).

We usually have:
  • First copy – Library Use Only
  • Other copies – Short Loan

So, what does this mean for you?
Most library text books are Long Loans; you can borrow them for 2 weeks. Short loans can be borrowed for one week and Library Use Only books can only be read in the library. Shorter loan lengths mean that each person in the class should have a better chance of reading their core texts.

What happens if all the copies of the book you want are on loan?
You can reserve a copy. When you reserve a copy of a book we put a note on our computer system. When the first copy of the book is returned we keep it for you. We send an email to your ITB email account and you will have 3 college days to collect it.

Why is one copy Library Use Only?
Reference books can be accessed by students whenever the library is open. This significantly increases the opportunity for each member of the class to read it.

We look forward to seeing you in the library this term. If you have any questions, please come and ask us at the Library Desk.

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