Using the High Demand Collection

The High Demand Collection contains Library items that are expected to be in high demand for a short period of time. There is a High Demand Collection at Hamilton and Tauranga.

Where can I find the High Demand Collection?

Ask at the Level 2 Library Desk in the main Hamilton Campus Library or at the Library service desk in TCBD.1.03 (24-hour computer lab) in Tauranga.

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

  • Two items may be borrowed at a time
  • The loan period is two hours
  • High Demand items may be booked for a specific time up to one week in advance.

How do I borrow a book from the High Demand Collection?

Locate the item

Search by the title of the book or your paper code in Library Search. Note the call number and ask a Library Staff member to retrieve the book for you.

Issue the item

You can issue the book yourself in Hamilton by using the self-issue machine. All you need to do is follow the on-screen instructions on the machine.

  • Make sure you have your ID card handy - scan this barcode first
  • Print the receipt and remember to take it with you as this indicates the time the item is due back
  • Fines accrue immediately the item is overdue.

In Tauranga, the Library Staff member will issue the book to you.

How do I book a High Demand item?

If you want to book an item for a specific time:

  1. Search for the title of the book using Library Search
  2. Select Request
  3. Choose booking times and select Request

Things you need to know:

  • You can book for 2 hours maximum up to a week in advance
  • Back to back bookings are not possible
  • Booked items will only be held for 10 minutes
  • Pick up the item from the library desk at the start of the booking time.

How long can I have an item from the High Demand Collection for?

High Demand Collections items are issued for 2 hours. Note: fines accrue immediately the item is overdue.

Can I copy from an item from the High Demand Collection?

Must comply with copyright licence.