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Enable request on multiple items of same bibliographic recrd

  • Article Type: Q&A
  • Product: Alma
  • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local; Total Care

Question

How can patrons request multiple copies of the title?

For example, a graduate student is preparing to perform in a play. She wants to get two copies of the play: one for herself, and one for whoever will be reading for the other role (or roles). How can she request both items?

Answer

"enable_request_during_loan_for_different_ policy" can support request of multiple copies, but the loan terms of use can't be identical.

The documentation says:

Indicate "true" to enable patrons to request an item belonging to a bibliographic record for which the patron already has an item on loan, if the newly requested item has a different loan period policy than the original item.

Additional Information

Configuration done at:
Fulfillment Configuration Menu > Other settings > enable_request_during_loan_for_different_ policy 

Category: Fulfillment

Subject: Configuration