Re: [IUG] 'Unlimited' Renewals
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- Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:18:06 -0400
- From: "Anne Oyerly" <oyerly at andrews dot edu>
- Subject: Re: [IUG] 'Unlimited' Renewals
We're an academic library, so our circumstances are not the same as yours.
However, this might be of interest.
Our undergraduates have a three-week checkout, with 2 renewals. This takes
them a good way through the semester.
Our graduates have 3 months, with 2 renewals, and our faculty 6 months, with
1 renewal. In the past, if a doctoral student or faculty member would ask
for extensions, we would usually override them and not worry about it.
However, we stopped this practice when we realized that some books were
being lost because the loan period had gone on so long the patron simply
didn't remember what they did with the materials. Some of these books were
not easily replaceable, or simply unavailable. Now the graduate students
bring their books back after 9 months and check them in. Faculty bring (or
send with a designated representative) theirs after 1 year. Both check back
out the ones they wish to keep.
We have fewer lost books, and fewer shelf copies to buy to compensate for
the ones on "permanent" loan.
Building & Stacks Manager
James White Library
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[mailto:innopac-bounces at innovativeusers dot org] On Behalf Of Koehn, Shona
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 4:01 PM
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Subject: [IUG] 'Unlimited' Renewals
We are currently working on updates to our circulation policies and are
considering offering our patrons the option of "unlimited" renewals. (What
we really mean is allowing them to renew as many times as they want to for
up to 1 year as long as there are no holds.)
Is anyone else (particularly in a public library setting) doing anything
If so, how is it working for you?
If you have before, but don't know, why did you stop?
Are there any particular consequences of which we should be aware?
Web & ILS Administrator
Tulsa City-County Library
skoehn at tulsalibrary dot org
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