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Interlibrary Loan Policy
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a process by which a library requests materials from, or supplies materials to, another library. The purpose of interlibrary loan is to obtain materials for a valid Handley Regional Library (HRL) card holder that are not available in the HRL system.
Interlibrary Loan is a service that should be offered by Handley Regional Library. The standard fee for Interlibrary Loan is charged as a postage-recovery charge. Although the fee is solely to recover postage costs, in effect, it also serves as a deterrent from misuse of the system, such as placing a very large number of requests or requesting items and never using them. The fee is not intended to be cost-recovery of library labor. Cost-recovery of additional charges from other libraries will be charged to Interlibrary Loan borrowers.
Handley Regional Library recognizes that interlibrary loan is a mutual relationship and will supply materials to other libraries as freely as it requests materials. The Library also recognizes that interlibrary loan is an adjunct to, not a substitute for, HRL collection development. The Library will follow all generally accepted rules of Interlibrary Loan administration.
Interlibrary Loan Guidelines
Responsibilities of the Handley Regional Library as a Borrowing Library
The following are the recognized responsibilities of the Handley Regional Library when requesting materials from another library.
Responsibilities of the Handley Regional Library as a Lending Library
The following are the recognized responsibilities of the Handley Regional Library when supplying requested materials to another library:
ILL fees and fines
Notice: The following contains a warning concerning copyright restrictions that may exist on the materials you wish to borrow. Please read carefully before filling out the form: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any other purpose than private study, scholarship, or research.”
If the user makes a request for, and later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use”, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The fair use doctrine takes into account the purpose of the copying and the amount and extent copied. The Library reserves the right to refuse an order for copies if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order will involve violation of the copyright law.
Approved by Handley Regional Library Board July 2010