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ILL Policy

POLICY NO.: L:V:02 REVISED: May 29, 2002
SUPERSEDES POLICY NO.: L:V:02 DATED: June 23, 1992
SUBJECT: INTERLIBRARY LOAN POLICY
APPROVED: DEBORAH FETCH, LIBRARY DIRECTOR

I. Borrowing

A. Purpose

The Interlibrary Loan Service provides the students, faculty, administration and staff of Austin Peay State University, and area residents with a means of acquiring needed research materials unavailable in Woodward Library.

B. Materials That May Be Borrowed:

Anything of an informative value, irrespective of format, subject to the provisions, limitations, and restrictions of the lending library, the National Interlibrary Loan Code, and the Tennessee State Interlibrary Loan Code.

C. Qualified Users:

Students, faculty, administration and staff of Austin Peay State University and area residents.

D. Fees:

  1. APSU Faculty, Staff & Students: No charge for requests. Borrowers are encouraged to use discretion and request items needed for classes, research and related activities.
  2. Non-APSU Patrons $15.00 (prepaid) Plus all costs charged by lending library upon receipt.

E. Fines

A fine of $1 per day past the due date will be assessed for all interlibrary loans (not photocopies) for all categories of users (APSU faculty, staff, administration, students, and area residents).

F. Copyright Compliance:

Woodward Library observes and holds in strict compliance the Copyright Law of the United States, Public Law 94-553, and the CONTU Guidelines for interlibrary arrangements.

II. Lending

A. Purpose:

To make the resources of Woodward Library available to other libraries through interlibrary loan.

B. Borrowers:

Following a determination that the requested material(s) is not immediately required for its primary clientele, defined as students, faculty, administration, and staff of Austin Peay State University, requests are filled giving priority first to Tennessee libraries, then to southeastern libraries including Arkansas, defined as the region served by SOLINET or contiguous to Tennessee, and then to libraries outside the SOLINET region.

C. Duration of Loan:

Three weeks from receipt of material, subject to recall, with one renewal subject to the approval of the interlibrary loan librarian.

D. Restrictions:

The following are not normally loaned: reference materials, reserve materials, audiovisual materials with the exception of designated videocassettes, periodicals (bound or microfilm) excluding newspapers on microfilm, University Archives & Special Collections materials, and non-circulating federal government publications.