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How does a lecturer put items on short loan / digitise chapters and articles?

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Teaching staff may transfer into the Short Loan collection any titles on reading lists that are essential reading for essays and assignments and those which are module core texts.

Short loan periods can be set to 24 hours or 3 days with a maximum number of 2 copies of each title permitted into the collection.

To request that an item be placed on short loan, you can follow one of two methods.

Method 1. (Through the Talis Reading List system)

Open up the reading list module in Talis that the book features on, click Edit > Edit list (classic)

When you find your selected title in the list, click on Edit notes and importance...

...and the following box will open:

In the Note for library field, type in the number of copies you would like to place on short loan (restricted to 2 copies of each title), whether it is for 3 days or 24 hours and include the semester dates 1, 2 or both, and then click save.

Remember to Save the changes to the list by clicking Save Draft and then Request a Review so that the library is made aware of your request.  To request a review, after clicking Save Draft, click on Edit > Request review

Method 2. (Short loan request form)

If you are unfamiliar with the Talis reading list system, it is also possible to transfer items to short loan by filling in a request form which can be found here


The library offers a digitisation service which will digitise chapters of books and journal articles at the request of academic staff members.  We will contact the CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency) for permission, and digitise the appropriate chapters/articles and then make them available to students through the Library Catalogue.  For more information click here.


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