When a lot of students and teachers need the same book, the library does not buy a lot of extra copies. We put one copy of the book in the Short Loan Collection, where it is available for two hours. These books are used inside the library.
After two hours the books are returned to the Desk. Short loan books are also borrowed overnight — two hours before the library closes — and must be returned by 9 a.m. on the next working day. Fines of 50p per hour per book are charged for late returns.
4 Mark these sentences true or false.
1. Books are put in the Short Loan Collection because they are very rare or expensive.
2. Books from the Short Loan Collection are never used outside the library.
3. If a book is popular, the library always buys a lot of extra copies.
4. You can use books from the Short Loan Collection for two hours.