Late or Lost Materials
The Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States states:
"The requesting library is responsible for borrowed material from the time it leaves the supplying library until it has been returned to and received by the supplying library. This includes all material shipped directly to and/or returned by the user. If damage or loss occurs, the requesting library is responsible for compensation or replacement, in accordance with the preference of the supplying library."
In addition, our Library's fine policy reads: "Borrowers are responsible for materials checked out on their own card. Overdue fines and replacement costs for lost materials are the responsibility of the borrower. Your Library account must be free of any fines or borrowing privileges will be suspended."
Therefore, our library charges any fines incurred through interlibrary loan to the borrower who is listed within our system as having requested the materials. If you have requested materials on your account for another patron, you will be held accountable for those fines and not the other person.
For lost items, you will be charged
- the cost of the item,
- a processing fee from the lending library, and
- a $10.00 processing fee from our library.