Answered by: Matthew Davis
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2020     Views: 1258

HAL is the name we have given the devices that provide our Holds and Loans (HAL) service at the Camden, Bosch and the Sydney Dental Hospital spaces.

The following HAL services are currently available:

Camden Library space

HAL-1 - This is a book vending cabinet that provides access to the 4 hour collection. All items are tagged with RFID and to borrow, you simply scan your card, remove the books you wish to borrow from the cabinet and then close the door. All items removed will automatically be borrowed onto your card. 

To return items, just scan your card again and replace the items onto the shelf. Once you close the door, the returned items will be removed from your card.

All items in HAL-1 are a 4 hour loan. All items borrowed from HAL-1 must be returned to HAL-1.

HAL-2 - This is a locker which allows staff and students to pick-up requested material (holds, document delivery) at anytime during opening hours. Choose "collect items" from the screen and then scan your Campus Card. Choose the items from the screen you wish to collect and then select "open selected". You can then collect your items from the lockers that automatically open.

HAL-2 also has a returns chute for you to return items. Choose the "return items" button from the screen and look for the flashing lights. Items will then be manually checked in by staff when they empty the device.

Bosch Library space 

HAL-3 - This is a book vending cabinet that provides access to the 4 hour collection. All items are tagged with RFID and to borrow, you simply scan your card, remove the books you wish to borrow from the cabinet and then close the door. All items removed will automatically be borrowed onto your card. 

To return items, just scan your card again and replace the items onto the shelf. Once you close the door, the returned items will be removed from your card.

All items in HAL-3 are a 4 hour loan. All items borrowed from HAL-3 must be returned to HAL-3.

Sydney Dental Hospital

HAL-5 - This is a book vending cabinet that provides access to the 4 hour collection. All items are tagged with RFID. To borrow, you simply scan your card, remove the books you wish to borrow from the cabinet and then close the door. All items removed will automatically be borrowed onto your card. 

To return items, just scan your card again and replace the items onto the shelf. Once you close the door, the returned items will be removed from your card.

All items in HAL-5 are a 4 hour loan. All items borrowed from HAL-5 must be returned to HAL-5.

If you experience an issue, please contact the Library over Live Chat, by phone, or submit a question so we can resolve it as soon as possible.

If you have any recommendations for material that should be added to HAL-1, HAL-3 or HAL-5, please let a Peer Learning Advisor (PLA) know or contact us over Live Chat, by phone, or submit a question.

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