Originally Posted By: gjohnson
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Back by popular demand, the new and improved NACHI Lending Library will be opening up on April 1, 2005.
After much debate and many models, we have settled on a procedure that will allow us to run the library in a more effective manner. Over the next month we will be acquiring new sets of Books, CDs, Video Tapes, and DVDs for the library.
The new process will be very simple for getting materials.
1.) A new website will be created that looks almost like an online store. Here you will be able to see all the materials available to borrow. Also you will be able to see their current status and when they are expected back in to the system.
2.) If you wish to borrow something, there will be a shopping cart style checkout. Two things that we are going to do different this time. First is there will be a small charge of $1.00 to $3.00 per order to cover the cost of shipping the item to you, and to cover the cost of shipping the item back to the library. Second, we will be capturing a valid credit card as a deposit on the item.
3.) After you checkout the item, will be shipped to you from the library in a reusable shipping container. After you are done with the item or your time of use has expired, we will ask you to put the item back into container and send it back to the library.
4.) Items will be available for loan for a 45 day period. If the library has not received the item back after 60 days. We will then bill your credit card for the full replacement price of the item.
There are still a few other items being worked out in the long run, but this is our current plan as we see if to bring back the library in its great form.
If anyone has any items that they would like to donate to the library for use please let me know.