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Specify for how long someone can book a resource

This article covers how to control the duration of when a resource is available to book. There are several ways to do this:

  • define the slot length, which is the default minimum duration
  • define the slot frequency, which are intervals of booking start times
  • accept extended bookings – permit visitors to choose start and end times as multiples of the slot frequency
  • accept recurring bookings
  • accept bookings to span multiple days

Note: modifying the bookings settings affects all resources on the bookings page.

  1. Go to your resource bookings page.
  2. Go to Manage resources > Settings:

    Manage resources menu

  3. Scroll down to the Bookings section:

    Bookings settings

  4. Choose a duration from the Slot length drop-down list, which defines the default minimum duration. It applies to all resources on the current bookings page.
  5. Choose an option from the Slot frequency drop-down list, which defines the intervals of booking start times. For example, a frequency of ten minutes enables visitors to book a resource starting at 9:00, 9:10, 9:20 and so on.
  6. To allow visitors to choose their booking's start and end time, select the Allow extended bookings checkbox. When unselected, visitors are restricted to the Slot length for a single booking.
  7. Choose whether or not visitors can make a repeat booking with the Allow recurring bookings checkbox.
  8. To allow visitors to book a resource for more than 24 hours, select Bookings can span multiple days.
  9. Use the Send confirmation email to the booker checkbox to control whether or not the booker receives an email notification when they book a resource.
  10. To allow visitors to make or extend bookings beyond the times visible on the resource bookings page, select For any time of the day.
  11. When you have finished updating the Bookings settings, select Save changes.

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