Please implement the 7-day laptop loan. It is high time. Please also make lab manuals available for more that 3 hours. Our lab sessions are 4 hours long so what is the point of loaning it for 3 hours (if you want to photocopy it, that takes 10 min, of course if the INFAMOUS D-print system happens to be working, if not it might take you 3 hours…). Why did you outsource the printing service? Yes, the system had to be updated but did it have to be outsourced? Did students, for whom this whole library construct is put into place, even have a say in this?
On March 19, the Vanier Library introduced 7-day loans on ten laptops. For now, the libraries do not have enough laptops to expand this service.
As for extending the loan period for “lab manuals”, it is the first time that anyone has brought up this concern. I have forwarded your request to Circulation Services.
Regarding Dprint; Dprint is managed by the University. It is not outsourced. Photocopying has always fallen under the jurisdiction of the University. Since modern photocopiers can scan, print and email, the University decided to keep all printing functions under one umbrella. Most people would agree that having one universal system across the University is preferable to having two concurrent printing systems.
Thank you for your comments.