Loan & Reserves Desk

 

 

Loan & Reserves desk is where you can check out or return books and other printed materials that you have searched for. The video- and Web-based activities provided here will introduce you to various procedures in acquiring each type of printed library resources.

The activities in this section are designed to expose you to common situations you may experience when contacting the Loan & Reserves desk library personnel.

   

   

 

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FINAL CHECKLIST

Checking Out Books

Returning Books

Reserved Class Materials

Picking up ILL Materials

Losing Library Materials


How do you normally check out books at your school or university library? Do you need to be the student at the school in order to use their services? General rules and services of libraries vary from place to place, therefore, it is important that you know the rules of the library that you intend to use its services.

Read this article about Borrowing Privileges at Cal State L.A. library to learn more about some rules and privileges that students are entitled to.

View the following video clip. While viewing, pay find out answers to these questions:

    1) What users category does this student fall into?

    2) What are the privileges that she has in using library resources?

 

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Checking Out Books

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Incorporate the information learned from Step 1 and Step 2 to complete this multiple-choice activity.

  • If interested, check out some local libraries in the Los Angeles metropolitan area for a better idea of what they offer.

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Most libraries in the U.S. have a drop-off box, like the one on the left, for library patrons to return books at any time. They also have a special drop-off box for reserves, which usually have very short loan periods. Also, there would be a drop-off box for after-hour return that is usually located outside of the library.

 

When returning books at a library in your country, where do you go, or what do you need to do? Is it easy or complicated? The activities below will introduce you to procedures commonly practiced at most U.S. university libraries.

Check out the Loan and Fee policies of Cal State L.A. library. Pay attention to the differences in the rules imposed for different types of library users.

View the following video clip. While viewing, find out whether the books returning process is similar to the one practiced in your country. If not, what is the difference?

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Returning Books

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Incorporate the information the information learned from Step 1 and Step 2 to complete this short quiz activity.

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Reserved materials or 'reserves' are assigned course readings available for students taking those respective courses. Loan periods for reserves are usually very short, for example, 1 hour, 1 day, 2 days, or 7 days. Materials on reserve may include, but not limited to: regular circulating books, faculty personal copies of books and other course-related material.

Check out the Library Catalog search for Reserves page where students can search for their classes' reserved materials.

View the following video clip. Pay attention to the procedures required to get the materials the student needs.

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Reserved Class Materials

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Incorporate the information learned from Step 1 and Step 2 to complete this fill-in-the-gap activity.

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When the books or library materials that you need are not available at your university library, you can use the Interlibrary Loan or ILL service that most libraries in the U.S. offer.

Check out the ILL Request Page for books and articles where students can request for books or other library materials that they cannot find at Cal State L.A. library.

View the following video clip. While viewing, pay attention to the regulations and procedures related to the ILL service at this particular library.

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Picking up Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Materials

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Incorporate the information learned from Step 1 and Step 2 to complete this multiple-choice activity.

  • For more detailed information about the Interlibrary Loan service, check out the About Interlibrary Loan page of Cal State L.A. library.

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In the case that the library patron loses or damages any of library materials, she or he must take responsibility to replace such lost to the library. Usually, the cost of replacements may involve not only the actual value of the damaged or lost item(s), but also the administration fee and late fees, if applicable.

To learn more about the responsibility you need to take when losing or damaging library materials, read the Criteria for Materials Replacement imposed by Cal State L.A. library

View the following video clip. While viewing, pay attention to these issues:

    1) The cost of replacements the student has to be responsible for.

    2) The alternative method for replacing the lost materials.

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Losing Library Materials

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Incorporate the information learned from Step 1 and Step 2 to complete this multiple-choice activity.


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