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Placing items in the High Demand Collection

Further information

Each subject library maintains a physical High Demand Collection of print books and other items, providing students with access to essential readings for their courses.

High Demand items are available for three hour loan.

Items in the High Demand Collection for your unit are included in Unit Readings.

To avoid delays at the start of semester, please ensure your Unit Readings list is submitted as early as possible.

Included in the High Demand Collection

Books and non-print items

Texts that are essential reading for a course, and therefore likely to be in high demand, are best placed in the High Demand Collection. Multiple copies of items are allowed in the High Demand Collection, depending on student numbers and access requirements.

A personal copy of a text may be placed in High Demand at the owner's risk. It may be more appropriate for extracts from the book to be digitised, however copyright restrictions may apply. Contact your subject library for more information.

Audiovisual items, music scores, and other materials may be included in the High Demand Collection if they conform with the Copyright Act 1968.

If an item is not held in our collection, you can recommend that it be purchased.

Inter-library loans

Inter-library loan items cannot be put in the High Demand Collection.

Course readers

Course readers can be placed in the High Demand Collection at the request of a lecturer. Individual articles and extracts in readers may also be digitised and added to Unit Readings.

How to submit an item for the High Demand Collection

Items in Unit Readings can be tagged "High Demand" to indicate to the Library that they are essential and need to be moved to the High Demand Collection. For more detailed information on how to use Unit Readings please visit the Unit Readings webpage or contact your Faculty Team in the Library.

Updates each semester

Materials are removed from the High Demand Collection at the end of every semester, but not from your Unit Readings list. Before the start of each semester please ensure that you review your Unit Readings list to ensure that the citations are still relevant, and tag items to go into High Demand.

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