Checkout Times for Media Materials

Rosalind Tedford (
Fri, 5 May 2000 10:15:01 -0700 (PDT)

Excuse any Cross-Posting Duplications!

We are looking closely at our department policies this summer and it was
suggested by our Reserves department that shorter check-out period might
decrease the number of items our faculty feel compelled to place on
reserve. We currently allow 3-day checkout for our materials
(VHS/Laserdiscs/DVDs) but this length was determined by limitations of
our old OPAC. We now have a more flexible system and could set almost
any length we want.

I'm curious to see what other libraries/media centers are using as a
check-out period for their materials and the rationale behind the
policies. Respond to me and I'll summarize for the list if there is

Thanks in advance!

Roz Tedford

Rosalind Tedford
Information Technology Center Manager
Wake Forest University
Phone: 336-758-5910
FAX: 336-758-8831