During the March 14, 2017 meeting, the Circulation Services subcommittee (CSC) proposed that the EQUIP item type (walk-in checkout only) become a "wild card" and allow each library to modify all of the circulation issuing rule (CIR) parameters for that item type. The ILS Committee approved this recommendation at the April 5, 2017 meeting. Libraries can change the CIR parameters to use as needed for circulations requiring exceptions outside of the current standards. However, this item type will still not allow renewals as that is a setting of the item type itself, instead of a CIR parameter.
For example, Library A could use this item type for their SEEDs, with no holds and 180 loan period, and Library B could use this item type for their hotspots, with 28 day loan period and holds allowed only for patrons with the Library B Home library.
Please read the March 14 CSC meeting minutes and feel free to contact any of the Committee members if you have any questions. To submit changes for your library's circulation rules for your EQUIP item type, please use the Circulation Issuing Rules Change request form and add additional parameter changes (loan period, hold policy) to the "Additional Instructions/Information" box.