In the past, when you had reached the renewal limit on a book you had on loan, we used to make you wait an hour after you had returned it before you could take it out again. We thought that this would give others an opportunity to take it out.
Feedback from you indicated that this was not very helpful for you:
“I think the one hour return idea is a nonsense…. The likelihood of another reader finding the book on the shelves is nearly impossible as the book may never get out of the sorter room within an hour.”
We reviewed our policy and found that we agreed with you. As long as you bring your books back to the Library after your 5th renewal, we can check them in and re-issue them to account immediately.