Description: the new Materials Booking feature will allow patrons to “book” (reserve) library materials for future use. Unlike holds, where a patrons request is placed and supplied as quickly as possible, Materials Booking requests provides a way for patrons to reserve an item to be used at a specified time, established at the time of booking the item.
Books can be booked, but so can other materials – as long as there is an Item Record for the item being booked. Libraries can use this for laptops, or hot spots, or fishing poles – even to reserve rooms for community functions or events.
- With Materials Booking, you will be able to book materials hours, days, weeks, and months in advance.
- When you place a booking, you can create additional bookings if the patron wants to reserve the item for multiple usage or if an event will be recurring.
- You can also create links for the different bookings placed for a patron. You might choose to create an event link for all of the bookings associated with a community groups recurring meetings.