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    Rapido Pods

    Mutual commitments within pods can include no transaction fees, delivery time, loan period, and more requests. To avoid overload on specific libraries, Rapido also allows load balance requests to ensure everyone lends and borrows equally. The pods listed on this page are designated for returnables.

    For Document Delivery, as part of Rapido, you join the RapidILL pods and community. The system allows for the processing of a high number of requests, with time-zone awareness, precise holdings records, load balancing, and more.

    Rapido Pods and Terms

    Pod Delivery Time Loan Period Cost Allow Renewal Allow Automatic Renewals Maximum Renewals Allowed Expiry Time (Days)
    Australia 5 days 112 days 0 No No 0 -
    Australia 5 days 28 days 0 No No 0 -
    Canadian Pod 8 days 42 0 Yes No 1 -
    Canadian Pod 8 days 120 0 No No 0 -
    Minitex Courier 2 days 120 days 0 Yes No 0 -
    Minitex/SCLS 5 days 120 days 0 Yes No 0 -
    Minitex/SCLS 5 days 21 days 0 No No 0 -
    NA Pod 15 days 112 days 0 No No 0 4
    North America Northeast Pod 5 days 112 days 0 Yes No 0 -
    North America Northeast Pod 5 days 30 days 0 Yes No 0 -
    USA Pod 7 days 112 days 0 No No 0 -
    US West Pod 7 days 112 days 0 No No 0 4

    The lending due date calculation includes the delivery shipping time to the borrower, the loan period, and the return shipping time to the lender.

    For example, if the shipping time is five days and the loan period is 14 days, and the current date is May 1, 2021, then the Lending Due Date = May 25, 2021 (May 1st + 5 (shipping to the borrower) + 14 (loan period) + 5 (shipping to the lender)).

    Once the resource is shipped and the shipping message is sent to the borrower, the borrowing due date will also be May 25, 2021.​

    The loan period is the Borrowing Due Date minus the return shipping period. In our example, May 25th - five shipping days = May 20, 2021.​

    Australia Pod Members

    • Bond University Library
    • Macquarie University
    • The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
    • The University of Adelaide
    • University of Notre Dame
    • University of Sydney
    • University of Technology Sydney

    Canadian Pod Members

    • Memorial University of Newfoundland
    • Carleton University
    • University of Calgary

    Minitex Courier Pod Members

    • Bethel University
    • Bridge Consortium (Carleton College and Saint Olaf College)
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of St. Thomas

    Minitex/SCLS Pod Members

    • Bethel University
    • Bridge Consortium (Carleton College and Saint Olaf College)
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of St. Thomas

    NA Pod

    • Albion College
    • Brandeis University
    • Sacramento State - CSU
    • Carleton
    • Madison

    North America Northeast Pod Members

    • Brandeis University
    • Gettysburg College
    • Ithaca College
    • Rutgers University Libraries
    • Susquehanna University

    USA Pod Members

    • Albion College
    • Bethel University
    • Brandeis University
    • Bridge Consortium (Carleton College and Saint Olaf College)
    • Central Washington University
    • Chico - CSU
    • Gettysburg College
    • Ithaca College
    • Los Angeles - CSU
    • Maritime - CSU
    • Monterey Bay - CSU
    • Northridge - CSU
    • Occidental College
    • Rutgers University Libraries
    • Sacramento - CSU
    • San Luis Obispo - CSU
    • Sonoma - CSU
    • Southern Oregon
    • Susquehanna University
    • TCS Education System Library
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • University of St. Thomas

    US West Pod Members

    • Central Washington University
    • Chico - CSU
    • Fresno State - CSU
    • Fullerton - CSU
    • Humboldt - CSU
    • Los Angeles - CSU
    • Maritime - CSU
    • Monterey Bay - CSU
    • Northridge - CSU
    • Occidental College
    • Sacramento - CSU
    • San Diego - CSU
    • San Luis Obispo - CSU
    • Sonoma - CSU
    • Southern Oregon
    • University of Nevada Reno
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