Our demand for print circulating journals is now minimal, but we do allow faculty to borrow for 3 days. Faculty may also designate an official proxy (such as a TA student) to borrow on their behalf. If it’s an unbound issue, we would put a barcode on it prior to check-out.
One title that does not circulate to anyone is Consumer Reports. We keep the current year at the reference desk and have no plans to change this policy.
Hope this helps!
Jennifer L. van Sickle M.L.S.
Serials Librarian & Sciences Coordinator
Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford, CT USA 06106
From: Beth L S Wages (EWages@SF.EDU)
Subject: Circulating Journals
Date: 11/11/10 1:49 PM
At the request of several faculty members and students, my small academic library is considering changing our policy on circulating journals. Currently, we allow a 24-hour check-out with no renewals for faculty members only. I am researching what other institutions do with journals as we work to make our decision. Do you allow them to circulate and, if so, to whom? What is your loan period, and do you allow renewals? Do you have a lot of replacement costs from journals either not coming back or being damaged while out? Do you make use of protective coverings to help cut down on wear and tear? If you have bound journals, do you allow the entire books to circulate? Approximately how many journals are checked out at any one time?
Any information you can provide would be very helpful as we try to come to a decision.
Beth Shively Wages
Lee & Jim Vann Library
University of Saint Francis
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, IN