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Services

Online Renewal and Reservation of Materials

PROCEDURES

  1. Visit the Worldcat Discovery webpage at https://benilde.on.worldcat.org/discovery
  2. Click account name then select “my account” from the drop down list.
  3. Click the “renew” button of the materials(s) to be re-borrowed. Upon clicking, a notification will appear on top of the renew button that says “Item has been renewed” which indicates that the renewal is successfully completed.

 

POLICY

  1. Online renewals can be done by patrons who currently have checked out item(s) that are not yet overdue.
  2. Benildean Students and Support Staff can renew their checked out items for up to three (3) times, which is equivalent to a total of three (3) weeks.
  3. Faculty members and Administrative Staff can only renew their checked out item(s) once which is equivalent to a one (1) month’s extension.
  4. If a borrower has already reached the maximum allowed online renewal transactions, s/he will need to report back to the CLR to have the library materials processed for renewal, if still possible.

PROCEDURES

Books which are currently checked-out can be placed on hold via the use of WorldCat Discovery.

  1. Click the “Place Hold” button on the material(s) to be reserved.
  2. Sign-in to Worldcat Discovery using your Infonet account credentials
  3. A pop-up notification will appear to ask your preference regarding pick-up location and hold schedule. Filling up this section is optional.
  4. Click the submit button to place the request in the system.
  5. Email notifications are sent by the system to let the patron know of the availability of the requested library material.

 

POLICY

  1. Books which are currently checked-out can be placed on hold via the use of WorldCat Discovery. The user who placed a hold on a checked out title will be next in line to borrow it when it is returned
  2. The following are the system generated notifications that a patron will receive in their Benilde email regarding HOLDS:
  • Hold Pickup Notification - To notify patrons that their hold is ready for pickup. This hold will expire in 3 days
  • Hold Shelf Expiry Notification - To notify patrons that their hold has expired. Upon expiration of the hold, the item will be made available to the next patron in queue.
  • Hold Request Expiry Notification - If the item placed on hold is still not returned to the CLR after (1) week, the borrower’s hold request will expire and will need to be requested again