In academic libraries there are numerous loan categories ranging from overnight loans (or even shorter – I studied at a university which issued hourly loans with hefty fines for being minutes overdue) to six week loans. The six week loan category is a rare one for the school resources used by our trainee teachers.
I am often reminded of important upcoming dates by the due dates of the books I issue. For instance if I stamp teaching practice books for Mother’s Day I know it’s time to start planning on buying a gift. If that date appears a few weeks later, on the weekly loans, I know I’m cutting it a bit fine. If I stamp an overnight loan book with that date and I still haven’t posted the card, I know I’m in big trouble.
Sorry mum 😦