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Loan procedures manual

4. Special collections and services

Several collections are available for the use of all public libraries in Queensland.

  • Marc records for borrowed items can be emailed to libraries for bulk loans. Contact staff at Cannon Hill for details: plc@slq.qld.gov.au
  • To ensure there are always materials available to your customers, request your next loan before the current loan period expires
  • Items from these special collections cannot be renewed.  You will be notified by email when items are due for return to Cannon Hill.

4.1 Languages other than English (LOTE)

The LOTE collection is designed to meet the needs of those who wish to read a language other than English. This includes those who have a first language other than English, multilingual people seeking to maintain fluency in several languages, and those who have learnt a language other than English and wish to maintain and improve literacy in the language.

The collection consists of over 70,000 items in over 50 languages. A small quantity of large print, audio books, music CDs and DVDs are held in some languages.

4.1.1 Request procedure

  • Loans are available on request
  • The loan period is 12 months
  • The library is not required to return a current loan before receiving the next one
  • Requests for the LOTE collection can be lodged using the online forms.

4.2 Adult literacy

The adult literacy collection contains resources for people to improve their English literacy and numeracy skills. The collection is suitable for English speakers and for learners of English as a second language. Resources also support tutor training.

The collection includes:

  • Workbooks for students on grammar, spelling, comprehension
  • Teaching theory and practise books
  • Resources for numeracy

4.2.1 Request procedure

  • Loans are available on request
  • The loan period is 12 months
  • The library is not required to return a current loan before receiving the next one
  • Requests for the Adult Literacy collection can be lodged using the online forms.
  • Include as much information as possible to ensure the selection sent is suitable. The online form has several questions which indicate the information required - whether the material is needed by a student or tutor, whether workbooks or readers are required.

4.3 Audio books

The Audio book collections include narrated books on CD, MP3 and Playaway. Discuss with your borrower their preference for adult or junior audio books, fiction or non-fiction, romance, mysteries or biographies. Specific titles may be requested by reserving that title via the catalogue. A bulk loan of up to 100 audio books will be sent on bulk loan for 12 months.

4.3.1 Request procedure

  • Loans are available for a period of 12 months.
  • Requests for audio books can be lodged using the online forms.
  • Items cannot be renewed.

4.4 Specialised collections

Book club sets: are available for loan to established book clubs through Queensland public libraries. Each set has 10 copies of the same title. There are over 300 titles available for loan

Series in a box:  sets of adult and junior titles are available for loan. One series per box

Technology kits: are available to support digital literacy and learning in your community.

4.4.1 Request procedure

  • Reserve titles via RLQ catalogue
  • Loans are available for 12 weeks.

4.5 All other collections

  • Reserve collections (last copy, out of print collections) – Adult fiction, Adult non-fiction, Large print, Junior
  • All items are available for loan. Reserve via the RLQ catalogue
  • Loans are for 8 weeks.
Last updated
26th November 2019