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Our Bestsellers Collection is the no-wait way to borrow the latest popular books — this is a collection of extra copies of high demand titles, that cannot be reserved and have a shorter borrowing period.

Bestsellers are:

  • A collection of extra copies of very popular books
  • Bestseller books are $5 to borrow for 10 days
  • They can't be reserved — so there's no queue
  • Because they're only loaned out for 10 days at a time, they're often available and on the shelf when you visit us

Pleade note: The same titles are available for free in the main collection, but there may be a reserve queue, and you may have to wait — especially if a book is very popular.

Cost: $5
Loan period: 10 days
Overdue charge $1 per day

Locating Bestsellers on the catalogue

Bestsellers can be found in the catalogue by searching by title or author, choosing the book you are interested in, and then checking if there are items available on the shelf. If a title has 'Bestseller' copies, these will be listed together with the other normal borrowing copies in the holdings for that title.

Please note: If you choose to reserve the title, the reserve will go on the normal lending copies, not the Bestseller copies — Bestsellers cannot be used to fill reserves.

Bestseller shelves

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