The High Demand Collection
What is the High Demand Collection?
There is a High Demand Collection at Hamilton and Tauranga. The High Demand Collection contains items that are expected to have a higher than normal usage for a short period of time—usually because they are needed for a specific course or assignment. Items in this collection have a limited loan time, and a limit on the number of items that can be borrowed at any one time.
The purpose of these "high demand" items is to ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to access these items for their assignments.
You are allowed to:
- Borrow up to two items from the High Demand Collection
- Issue high demand items for up to two hours
- Book high demand items up to two weeks in advance
You are welcome to make copies from the items in the High Demand Collection, but you must comply with copyright licence.
Accessing the High Demand Collection
Borrowing from the High Demand Collection is quite simple really. All you have to do is:
- Search by the title of the book or your paper code in Library Search
- Note the call number
- Proceed to the Level 2 Library Desk in the main Hamilton Campus Library or to the Library service desk in TCBD.1.03 (24-hour computer lab) in Tauranga and ask a Library Staff member to retrieve the book for you
- Issue the book
See also Issuing and Returning Items.
Booking a High Demand item
If you want to book an item for a specific time:
- Search for the title of the book using Library Search
- Select Request
- 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 Level 2 Library Desk in the main Hamilton Campus Library or the Library service desk in TCBD.1.03 (24-hour computer lab) in Tauranga at the start of the booking time.
Adding to the High Demand Collection (staff only)
Academic staff members looking to add an item to the High Demand Collection, see Putting Items in the High Demand Collection.