Answered By: Robert Cole Last Updated: Mar 15, 2016 Views: 217
If there are outstanding requests on an item when you borrow it, the standard loan period is reduced to 7 days, so that those who have placed requests do not have to wait too long. This applies to all categories of library user: staff, undergraduate students, postgraduate students, or external members, no matter what their normal loan period is.
If books are heavily in demand we can often order additional copies as we are automatically notified about books in high demand. It's worth searching the Library Catalogue to see if there is an electronic copy available of the book as we try to acquire popular books in this format.