Answered By: Neal Smith
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2023     Views: 26

Photocopies acquired by ILL become the property of the user and are not returned to the lending library. All other materials must be returned to the lending library. The loan period is set by the lending library, and is usually one month or less. Users are expected to know the due date of ILL materials. The library does not send its own overdue notices for ILL materials; however, ILL staff will forward users any overdue notices sent by a lending library.

Users should request a renewal before the due date. Materials will not be renewed past their due date. The ILL staff cannot guarantee that a renewal request will be granted. The lending library makes the final decision on whether to renew materials.

ILL materials must be returned directly to the library circulation staff. Users are responsible for the materials until they have been given to a library staff member. If an ILL item is lost or damaged while in a user’s possession, that user must pay the replacement cost mandated by the lending library. Users are not responsible for any materials lost or damaged while in the possession of library staff.

If a user does not return ILL materials within one week of the overdue notices, the user’s library privileges will be suspended. The user will also be charged the replacement cost of the materials. To reinstate library privilege, the user must return all overdue items and speak to the ILL staff. If the materials are not returned, privilege will be reinstated once the replacement cost has been paid.


For more information about the library's article request service, please see our Interlibrary Loan Policy.

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