Library Service Guidelines
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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
- Interlibrary loan is the process by which a library requests materials from, or supplies materials to, another library, through mail or electronic delivery, and when the requested materials are note held by the requesting library.
- Rules & Procedures
- Patrons with a DSU ID card entitling them to library privileges may use interlibrary loan services. (This includes all full and part time faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students).
- ILL requests are submitted by patrons through the automated interlibrary loan system (Tipasa). For assistance requesting material, patrons are referred to a librarian or other knowledgeable library staff that will assist them.
- Faculty/staff/students of participating UALC libraries are encouraged to use the ILL services of their own institutions.
- Community patrons and alumni do not have interlibrary loan privileges at DSU, but are encouraged to use the interlibrary loan services of their local library.
- Patrons must show a DSU ID or appropriate library card before receiving interlibrary loan materials.
- Interlibrary loan material will be entered into the students library account for tracking and accountability.
- Patrons must provide an email address and/or phone number in the interlibrary loan system in order to be notified when the requested materials are received. If no email address/phone number is available, it is the patron’s responsibility to check at the Circulation desk for arrival of the requested materials.
- Patrons may pick up physical interlibrary loan materials at the Library Circulation desk. A link to requested articles will be delivered electronically to the patron’s email account.
- Interlibrary loan patrons are responsible for:
- returning items on time
- any fines accrued for overdue materials at $1 per day up to a $25 maximum
- replacement and processing charges for lost or damaged items
- the processing fee once the book goes into lost status, even if they find the book and return it at a later date.
- If libraries outside of Utah charge a transaction fee, the charge may be passed on to the patron.
- There is a 20 item limit per person within any given time.
- Interlibrary loan services may be refused to anyone who abuses the privilege, e.g., books consistently returned late, damaged books, fees not paid, etc.
- Charges for interlibrary loan materials
- DSU faculty/staff/students are not charged for interlibrary loan materials, unless a user fee is assessed by the lending institution, or the materials are not returned or returned damaged and are assessed replacement and processing fees by the lending institution.
Policy Owner: Public Services Librarian
Policy Steward: Public Services Librarian
Last update: September 3, 2019