Changing loan duration and maximum number of books

This article explains how to set the limit for how long users can borrow ebooks, as well as how many books they can check out of the e-library at one time.

This article is for LIBRARIANS and ADMINISTRATORS. 📚💚


The default loan duration (i.e. the amount of time users are allowed to check an ebook out for) is 21 days and the maximum number of books is preset to 3, but a 'Librarian' user in Engage can set this higher or lower, at their discretion. 

Setting the loan duration

To change the loan duration for users:

  1. After logging in to Engage, navigate to the settings section by clicking the cog icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen.
    cog
  2. On the left-hand side of your screen, navigate to 'General Settings'.
  3. In the box 'Loan Duration', add the number of days.
    loan duration
  4. Click 'Save' at the bottom of the screen.

Setting the number of books each user is allowed to borrow

To change the maximum number of books each user is allowed to check out at one time:

  1. After logging in to Engage, navigate to the settings section by clicking the cog icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen.
    cog
  2. On the left-hand side of your screen, navigate to 'General Settings'.
  3. In the box 'Maximum Checkouts', add the number of books allowed.
    maximum checkouts
  4. Click 'Save' at the bottom of the screen.

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