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Putting Items in the High Demand (Course Reserve) Collection

This section provides information for Academic staff about the High Demand (Course Reserve) Collection and instructions for placing items in this collection. Note there is also a guide called Using the High Demand Collection available for Students.

High Demand Forms

High Demand Form


What's the borrowing policy for the High Demand Collection?

  • Two items may be borrowed at a time.
  • The loan period is two hours.
  • Students are able to book items for later in the same day, or the following day.
  • Loan periods for booked items may be reduced to one hour if there is high demand for the item.
  • Usage statistics are sent to Academic Staff at the end of the semester. This enables them to consider which items to place in the High Demand Collection in the future.

How do I place items in the High Demand Collection?

Requests can be made in two ways:

  1. By using the High Demand Form.
  2. Email the Collections Team at coursereserve@waikato.ac.nz with your request.
  3. In your Waikato Reading List: mark the items you want to go in the High Demand Collection as "High Demand" in the Notes to Library.

How much notice do I need to give?

Please provide two weeks notice before items are needed for your class. Items held by the Library may be on loan and need to be recalled. Library staff will make every endeavour to place items in the High Demand Collection quickly - at busy times there may be delays. We will process lists in the order they are received.


Can I order items to put in the High Demand Collection?

If an item shows as 'on order' in Library Search, please place a request as you would for an item already held. The Library will arrange for it to be processed as a priority and placed in the High Demand Collection.

If there is no record on the catalogue for an item, please email the Library Collections Team acquire@waikato.ac.nz or contact your subject librarian to arrange for it to be ordered. When you order an item you can request it be placed in the High Demand Collection. Please include the Course Code in such cases. The Library does however reserve the right to determine whether the item will be placed in the High Demand Collection. We strongly recommend that you use a Reading List if books are placed in the High Demand Collection for a specific class.


Can I put access to E-resources on my High Demand courses list?

No. Please use Waikato Reading Lists for this.


Where can I get help regarding this topic?

For any further information please contact Collections staff.

Hamilton Campus

University of Waikato at Tauranga (Bongard and Windermere Libraries)

  • Elsie Langdon is the Waikato Liaison Librarian, phone: (07) 544 0920 x 7092, or extension 377092 from the University of Waikato campus. Alternatively you can email Elsie.Langdon@boppoly.ac.nz