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Short-term loan in our Reserve collection

Published by Dipa Barua

Q: I noticed that for BUS 207 and Bus 312, the only textbooks available are in the Surrey Fraser Library when most students taking the courses are in Burnaby. Anyway way we could have at least one copy of each in the Bennett library too?

A: In general, I try to spend the majority of our limited business book budget on titles that will supplement the required texts being assigned in courses. I can't buy enough copies of required texts to support the whole class, so I focus on the other material you'll need for your coursework.

The main exceptions that do result in some textbooks being bought are cases where the instructor of the class has requested that we put copies on short-term loan in our Reserve collection. The shorter Reserve loan periods of 2 or 4 hours ensure that the text will be available for use by most of the class. Have you already spoken to your instructor about arranging for copies to be bought and placed on Reserve here in Burnaby?


Mark Bodnar
Business Librarian

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