High Use and Library Use collectionsHigh Use collections usually contain recommended reading for a subject that lecturers and tutors have requested be placed on a short term loan period. Collections usually contain a mixture of 2 hour loans (some media items have a 3 hour loan period), overnight loans and possibly 7 day loans depending on the library. Collections may be housed in open access areas or they may be restricted access.
To see what is on High Use for your subjects use the catalogue Subject Reading List search and search by Subject (enter your subject code) or Lecturer. Location and availability information will be displayed.
Borrowing from High Use collections
Only our staff and students can borrow items from High Use collections.
2 hour loans and 3 hour media loansYou may borrow these items during the day for use in, or outside, the library for an hourly loan period. If you borrow a 2 hourly loan 2 hours before the library closes it then becomes an overnight loan (for a 3 hour loan it will check out overnight 3 hours before the library closes) and is due 1 hour after opening on the next day that library is open.
You may borrow these items at any time of day and they are due at any time during the day on the due date.
Borrowing from Library Use collectionsLibrary Use Collections are collections of hourly loan items that are not allowed to be removed from the library. If an item has a location of LIB USE as opposed to High Use then the material can't leave the library at any time.
Fines for 2/3 hour and Overnight loansFines for hourly and overnight items are higher than for items with longer loan periods. This to discourage
borrowers from exceeding their loan periods and inconveniencing other borrowers.
See the fines webpage for information on fine amounts.
Information for lecturers and tutors
Add items to a Subject Reading List (previously called Reserve List) for your subject
Lecturers and tutors can place material on a subject reading list for their subjects and specify those materials to have shortened loan periods for the duration of their subject. Please see links below to add things to your list from each library.