High demand collections

Female student looking at book in library

High demand collections contain high-use course material e.g. textbooks.  They are located within the self-loan areas at Central and EPS Libraries.

Finding high demand material

High demand material can be found on the library catalogue or Multisearch by entering your course code into the search field. Where possible, journal articles and other electronic material will be provided via LEARN course pages.

Daily and hourly loans

Material is placed on 1 day or 3 day loan or on 1 hour or 3 hour loan when usage increases and the item is requested by other borrowers.

Daily and hourly loans are in heavy demand and will incur heavy fines if they are returned late. Fines will apply almost as soon as the item is overdue – there is no grace period on daily loans and only 15 minutes on hourly loans. See the Fines and payments page for more information about borrowing and fines.

Please return high demand items to the library you borrowed them from.

Using hourly loans

  • Hourly loans are not requestable.
  • Check the library catalogue for return time details.
  • 3 hour loans may be taken out overnight if issued within 3 hours of the library’s closing time. They are due back within the first hour after the library’s opening time.

Using daily loans

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