INTERLIBRARY LOAN POLICY
Interlibrary loan is an important service that supports
the mission of the library by providing enhanced access to library
materials and information. The purpose of interlibrary loan is to obtain
materials not available in the library system and to provide material
from the collections of other libraries. The library will borrow and
loan material through the existing interlibrary loan services according
to standard interlibrary loan policies and procedures and applicable
Interlibrary loans will be made for all library
cardholders in good standing-meaning no outstanding accounts with
any library in our system. Anyone owing service charges or having
materials past due are not eligible for this service.
Interlibrary loan requests must be as specific as
possible. Subject requests should be well defined.
The due date is set by the lending library and the
borrower must honor that date. Not all libraries will renew
There is a fee of one dollar ($1.00) per item.
The borrower is responsible for any fees that the
lending library may specify. The library will make every effort to
inform the borrower prior to placement of interlibrary loan order.
Borrower agrees to pay damages, overdue fees or for loss of
If no phone number is available, postcards or e-mails
can be sent to borrowers to inform them of their interlibrary loan
Statistics are kept and reported to Indiana State
Lending service is offered to other libraries that
abide by the conditions set forth by standard interlibrary loan
policies and procedures and applicable copyright laws.
The library circulates materials on our regular
checkout cycle and allows at least one renewal as long as there are
no holds on these items.
The library does not lend audio or visual materials.
The library works with the Indiana State Library and
other Indiana TLC libraries.
The library will charge the borrowing library for
materials that are damaged or lost.