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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 4
    Australia 7 days 56 days 0 No No 0 4
    Canadian Pod 8 days 42 days 0 Yes No 1 -
    Canadian Pod 8 days 120 days 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
    South East Queensland Pod 5 days 112 days 0 No No 0 3
    South East Queensland Pod 5 days 56 days 0 Yes No 0 3
    UK Pod 7 days 90 days 0 No No 0 -
    US Pod 7 days 112 days 0 No No 0 -
    US Northeast Pod 5 days 112 days 0 Yes No 0 -
    US Northeast Pod 5 days 30 days 0 Yes No 0 -
    US East Pod 7 days 120 days 0 Yes No 1 4
    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

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

    Canadian Pod Members

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

    Minitex Courier Pod Members

    • Bethel University
    • Hamline University
    • Saint Olaf College
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of St. Thomas

    Minitex/SCLS Pod Members

    • Bethel University
    • Hamline University
    • Saint Olaf College
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of St. Thomas
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison

    NA Pod Members

    • Albion College
    • Bethel University
    • Brandeis University
    • Carleton University
    • Evergreen State College (Alliance)
    • Fullerton - CSU
    • Ithaca College
    • Sacramento State - CSU
    • Saint Mary’s College of California
    • Tennessee Tech
    • University of Calgary
    • University of Oregon
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison

    South East Queensland Pod Members

    • Bond University Library
    • Queensland University of Technology

    UK Pod Members

    • University of Derby
    • University of Liverpool

    US Pod Members

    • Albion College
    • Bethel University
    • Brandeis University
    • Cal Poly Humboldt
    • Cal Poly University San Luis Obispo
    • Central Washington University
    • Chico - CSU
    • Evergreen State College (Alliance)
    • Fullerton - CSU
    • Gettysburg College
    • Hamline University
    • Ithaca College
    • Los Angeles - CSU
    • Maritime - CSU
    • Monterey Bay - CSU
    • Northridge - CSU
    • Occidental College
    • Oregon Health Sciences University
    • Portland State University
    • Rutgers University Libraries
    • Sacramento - CSU
    • Saint Mary’s College of California
    • Saint Olaf College
    • San Bernardino - CSU
    • Sonoma - CSU
    • Southern Oregon University
    • Susquehanna University
    • TCS Education System Library
    • Tennessee Tech
    • University of Nevada Reno
    • University of Oregon
    • University of St. Thomas
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • Washington State University

    US East Pod Members

    • Albion College
    • Florida Gulf Coast University
    • Ithaca College Library
    • Musselman Library (Gettysburg College)
    • Susquehanna University

    US Northeast Pod Members

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

    US West Pod Members

    • Cal Poly Humboldt
    • Cal Poly University San Luis Obispo
    • Central Washington University
    • Chico - CSU
    • Evergreen State College (Alliance)
    • Fresno State - CSU
    • Fullerton - CSU
    • Los Angeles - CSU
    • Maritime - CSU
    • Monterey Bay - CSU
    • Northridge - CSU
    • Occidental College
    • Oregon Health Sciences University
    • Sacramento - CSU
    • Saint Mary’s College of California
    • San Bernardino - CSU
    • San Diego - CSU
    • Sonoma - CSU
    • Southern Oregon University
    • University of Nevada Reno
    • University of Oregon
    • Washington State University
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