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Rapido Pods

Rapido pod terms are singular values that apply to all requests within a pod.

Pod Terms
Field Value Definition
Delivery Time
Numerical Value (Days)
Expected delivery time of physical items filled by partners in this pod.  
Loan Period
Duration of a loan circulation (Days)
The loan period is the Borrowing Due Date minus the return shipping period.
Cost
Numerical value
The charges per request.
Allow Renewal
Yes or No value
Whether renewals are allowed in this  pod. Pod terms determine if a renewal option is visible on requests.
Allow Automatic Renewals
Yes or No value
 
Maximum Renewals Allowed
Numerical value
The maximum number of times a renewal is allowed by pod terms.
Expiry Time (Days)
Numerical value
The number of days a request will be with a lending library prior to automatically expiring from this partner and moving to the next potential lender.

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 enables the processing of a high number of requests, with time-zone awareness, precise holdings records, load balancing, and more.

To add your library to a pod, submit a request here.

Rapido Pods and Terms

Pod Delivery Time Loan Period Cost Allow Renewal Allow Automatic Renewals Maximum Renewals Allowed Expiry Time (Days)
Australia Pod 7 days 112 days 0 No No 0 4
Australia Pod 7 days 56 days 0 No No 0 4
Australia and New Zealand Pod 12 days 112 days 0 No No 0 4
Australia and New Zealand Pod 12 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 -
Hong Kong Pod 5 days 30 days 0 Yes No 1 -
International Pod 15 days 120 days 0 Yes No 1 -
Minitex Courier Pod 2 days 120 days 0 Yes No 0 -
Minitex/SCLS Pod 5 days 120 days 0 Yes No 0 -
Minitex/SCLS Pod 5 days 21 days 0 No No 0 -
NA Pod 15 days 112 days 0 No No 0 4
New South Wales Pod 7 days 112 days 0 No No 0 4
New South Wales Pod 7 days 56 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 Yes No 2 -
US East Pod 7 days 120 days 0 Yes No 1 4
US Northeast Pod 5 days 112 days 0 Yes No 0 -
US Northeast Pod 5 days 30 days 0 Yes No 0 -
US 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

  • Australian National University
  • Blake Library, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bond University Library
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Macquarie University
  • Monash University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • The University of Adelaide
  • University of Canberra
  • University of New England
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Wollongong

Australia and New Zealand Pod Members

  • Blake Library, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bond University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Monash University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • The Australian National University Library
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Wollongong

Canadian Pod Members

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

Hong Kong Pod Members

  • Hong Kong Metropolitan University
  • Hong Kong Shue Yan University
  • Lingnan University
  • Saint Francis University
  • The Education University of Hong Kong
  • The University of Hong Kong

International Pod Members

  • Brandeis University
  • Carleton University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Lingnan University

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
  • University of Wisconsin - Parkside
  • University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

NA Pod Members

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

New South Wales Pod Members

  • Blake Library, University of Technology Sydney
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Macquarie University Library
  • The Australian National University Library
  • University of Wollongong

South East Queensland Pod Members

  • Bond University Library
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of New England

UK Pod Members

  • Cardiff University
  • London South Bank University
  • Nottingham Trent University Library
  • University of Derby
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Liverpool

US East Pod Members

  • Albion College
  • Brandeis
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Ithaca College Library
  • Mount St. Mary's University
  • Musselman Library (Gettysburg College)
  • Regent University
  • Susquehanna University
  • Tennessee Technology
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC Campus

US Northeast Pod Members

  • Brandeis University
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Hood College
  • Ithaca College
  • Mount St. Mary's University
  • Regent University
  • Rutgers University Libraries
  • Susquehanna University

US Pod Members

  • Albion College
  • Beneficial-Hodson Library
  • Bethel University
  • Brandeis University
  • Cal Poly Humboldt
  • Cal Poly Pomona University Library
  • Cal Poly University San Luis Obispo
  • Central Washington University
  • Chico - CSU
  • Dominguez Hills - CSU
  • East Bay - CSU
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Evergreen State College (Alliance)
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Fresno State
  • Fullerton - CSU
  • Gettysburg College
  • Hamline University
  • Ithaca College
  • Los Angeles - CSU
  • Maritime - CSU
  • Monterey Bay - CSU
  • Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  • Mount St. Mary's University
  • Northridge - CSU
  • Occidental College
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Portland Community College
  • Portland State University
  • Regent University
  • Rutgers University Libraries
  • Sacramento - CSU
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Saint Olaf College
  • San Bernardino - CSU
  • San Diego - CSU
  • San Francisco State University - CSU
  • San Jose- CSU
  • Sonoma - CSU
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Stanislaus - CSU
  • Susquehanna University
  • TCS Education System Library
  • Tennessee Tech
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Nevada Reno
  • University of Oregon
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Washington State University

US West Pod Members

  • Cal Poly Humboldt
  • Cal Poly Pomona University Library
  • Cal Poly University San Luis Obispo
  • Central Washington University
  • Chico - CSU
  • Dominguez Hills - CSU
  • East Bayto - CSU
  • Evergreen State College (Alliance)
  • Fresno State - CSU
  • Fullerton - CSU
  • Los Angeles - CSU
  • Maritime - CSU
  • Monterey Bay - CSU
  • Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  • Northridge - CSU
  • Occidental College
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Portland Community College
  • Sacramento - CSU
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
  • San Bernardino - CSU
  • San Diego - CSU
  • San Francisco State University - CSU
  • San José State University
  • San Marcos - CSU
  • Sonoma - CSU
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Stanislaus - CSU
  • University of Nevada Reno
  • University of Oregon
  • Washington State University
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