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Policies and Procedures


ALIB  106


Library Services


Library-Interlibrary Loans


March 18, 2010

Reviewed on:


Issued by:

Director of the Library

Authorized by:

Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

I. Policy

a. Purpose

i. Interlibrary Loan serves the research and information needs of the USCA community by providing access to materials not owned or readily available at the Gregg-Graniteville Library.

ii. Interlibrary Loan services are available to USCA students, faculty, and staff.

iii. Policies concerning interlibrary loan are governed by the National Interlibrary Loan Code of the American Library Association and the South Carolina Interlibrary Loan Code.

b. Loan Period/Renewals

i. The lending library determines the length of the loan period and whether or not renewals may be granted.

ii. The Library honors all restrictions of the lending library.

c. Fees

Any charges or fees assessed by the lending library are billed to the library and not to the user for whom the material is acquired.


II. Procedure

a. Requesting Material

  • The Illiad resource Sharing System is used to perform ILL.  A link to ILL services is accessible on the Library's homepage.
  • ILL materials are delivered via the USC System shuttle, the U.S. Mail, or the PASCAL Delivers courier.

b. Notification of Patrons

  • Patrons are notified by email upon receipt of book items.  Photocopies of articles are delivered electronically via the Ariel system or as a PDF file in an email.
  • ILL materials are available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk.
  • Borrowed ILL materials may be picked-up with a valid University ID.

c. Return of Materials

  • Prompt return of materials to the USCA Library is necessary in order to adhere to due dates established by the lending library. 
  • Due dates on USCA check out labels will vary from dates stamped by lending library due to local processing and delivery time required to return material to the lending library.
  • Borrowed ILL materials should be returned to the Circulation Desk.
d. Fines

  • Overdue Charges
1. $.25 per day per item with no set maximum.
2. No grace period will be allowed for overdue ILL materials.
3. Library holds will be placed on the borrower's computer record for non-returned ILL items.


e. Lost Materials

i. Costs will be assessed according to the regulations of the lending library.

ii. An additional $5.00 processing fee will be assessed by the USCA Library.