Re: Checkout Times for Media Materials

Victoria Caplan (
Sun, 7 May 2000 17:51:24 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Rosalind,

All our videos and CD-ROM-s and CD's check out for 7 days *except* the
feature films, which normally go out for 3 days. If a faculty member needs
a longer check-out period, they fill out a Special Loan Request form and
then I (as the section head) sign it. So far this system works fairly

- Victoria Caplan
HKUST Library
Media Resources & Microforms

On Fri, 5 May 2000, Rosalind Tedford wrote:

> 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
> interest.
> Thanks in advance!
> Roz Tedford
> --
> _______________________________
> Rosalind Tedford
> Information Technology Center Manager
> Wake Forest University
> Phone: 336-758-5910
> FAX: 336-758-8831