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Jun 30

Freading - checkout change

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 3:06 PM by Lianne Flax

Freading has decided to change the way checkouts are limited.  This change will take place tomorrow, July 1!     

Since all books on Freading are always available, checkouts have been governed by an allowance of tokens.  Each person using Freading received 10 tokens on their account per week to “spend” on checkouts as they choose (where books may cost 1-4 tokens).

New style has a limit of checkouts instead of tokens on your account. 

  • Will now have by five checkouts per week.  Like with tokens, unused checkouts will roll over for up to 4 weeks.  A new allowance of 5 checkouts will be added to your account every Monday.  
  • Logins, your reading history, and current checkouts will not be affected by the change.  The way to search & checkout books will remain the same. 

We upped the checkout limit from Freading's default of 3 to 5, as that seemed to be more reasonable given our previous token allowance.  It is possible that your checkouts might say 3 the first day. 

We are in the process of updating our Freading instructions for reflect this change.

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