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Loan Periods

Policy:

All materials able to be requested for reciprocal borrowing must meet the following loan periods, as determined by the membership. These loan periods will not apply to materials not holdable or requestable outside the item's home library (ex. high demand, new materials, and bestsellers).

Audiovisual Materials

All audio-visual materials able to be requested for reciprocal borrowing must circulate for a minimum of 7 days. The library may opt to have a different loan period, but not less than 7 days.

Print Materials

All print materials able to be requested for reciprocal borrowing must circulate for a minimum of 14 days. The library may opt to have a different loan period, but not less than 14 days.

eContent Materials

All shared eContent material will be immediately available upon purchase and loaned for 14 days. The purchasing library's patrons receive priority for holds.

Procedure:

For libraries setting up a private eContent collection through eBCCLS, the following settings must be used:

  • Amount of eContent a patron may have checked out at once: 5
  • Amount of eContent a patron may have on hold at once: 5
  • Number of days eContent can be reserved in the hold queue: 3
  • Number of days eContent can be loaned: 14
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