Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Changes to Library Borrowing & Fines

As promised earlier some changes to the borrowing and fines scheldule are now officially in operation. All current JCU staff and students need to read this.

To promote and encourage further use of the library collection and to ensure that applied penalties match demand for items, the following changes now apply to borrowing from the JCU libraries.

JCU staff and Postgraduate students can now borrow unlimited items for 12 weeks at a time.
Items may be recalled prior to this date, however the library will notify you by email if this happens.
Items can be renewed unless someone else has placed a hold on the item.
JCU staff and Postgraduate students can now place holds on an unlimited number of items.


JCU Undergraduates and Honours students can now borrow unlimited items for 3 weeks at a time.
Items can be renewed unless someone else has placed a hold on the item.
JCU Undergraduates and Honours students can now place holds on an unlimited number of items.

Fines have also been adjusted so that the penalties are now linked to demand for library items.
The $10.00 short loan penalty has now been reduced to $2 per day.

Loan type
Penalty
Standard loans
50 cents per day to a maximum of $25.00 per item
2 day loan
$2.00 per day to a maximum of $50.00 per item
2 hour loans
$1.00 per hour to a maximum of $50.00 per item
Recalled items
$2.00 per day to a maximum of $50.00 per item
Multimedia equipment
$1.00 per hour to a maximum of $50.00 per item





More information can be found on the Library Borrowing webpages.

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