SUBJECT: INTERLIBRARY LOAN POLICIES
Issued by: Ellen Chamberlain, Director
of the Libraries
Interlibrary Loan serves the research and
information needs of the USC Beaufort community by providing access to
materials not owned or readily available at the USCB libraries.
Interlibrary Loan services are available
to current USCB students, faculty, staff, members of the Osher Institute of
Lifelong Learning (OLLI), and
other holders of validated USCB VIP cards.
Policies concerning Interlibrary Loan are
governed by the National Interlibrary Loan Code adopted by the American
Library Association and the South Carolina Interlibrary Loan Code adopted by
the South Carolina Library Association.
No interlibrary loan requests will be
accepted from any patron having overdue materials or outstanding fines.
In accordance with the Interlibrary Loan
Code, the USC Beaufort Library cannot borrow the following: rare, old or
valuable materials; "best sellers"; materials owned by local libraries;
reference books; genealogical materials; bulky or fragile items; or materials
intended to be placed on reserve.
Failure to comply with USC Beaufort ILL
regulations may result in the loss of ILL borrowing privileges.
The lending library determines the length
of the loan period and whether or not renewals may be granted.
The borrowing library honors all
restrictions of the lending library.
Any charges or fees assessed by the
lending library are billed to the library user for whom the material is
The library user requesting the materials
is responsible for payment of ILL fees incurred as a result of the request.
Requests for interlibrary loan services
are handled by the Interlibrary Loan Librarian. Appropriate request forms are
available on the Library’s web page.
Interlibrary loan materials are delivered
and returned via the USC System shuttle service or the U.S. Mail.
Patrons are notified as to the status of
their request by email or online via their account on the ILL web page.
Borrowed materials not picked up by
requesting patrons will be returned to the lending library. Photo-copied
materials not picked up will still be charged to the requester's library
Prompt return of materials is necessary in order to adhere to due dates established by
the lending library.
Due dates on USC Beaufort check-out slips
may vary from dates stamped by lending libraries, because of local processing
and delivery deadlines required to return materials on time.
Renewal requests may be made online via the ILL web page
and should be made at least
two days before the due date in order to process the request. There is no
guarantee that the lending library will grant a renewal.
Requesters are charged $.10 per page for
photocopies of articles from other USC libraries, payable upon receipt.
Requesters will not be charged for books
borrowed from other USC libraries; however, libraries outside the USC System
may charge for books borrowed on interlibrary loan.
An overdue fine of $.25 per day per item
is imposed, with a $5.00 maximum, on all interlibrary loan items.
No grace period will be allowed for
overdue interlibrary loan materials.
Library “blocks” will be placed on the
computer for ILL items that are overdue.
Failure to pick up an interlibrary loan
book will result in a charge of $2.00 being added to the requester's library
Failure to pick up a photocopied item will
result in a charge of $1.00 plus copy charges being added to the requester's
The borrower will pay all costs assessed
according to the regulations of the lending library.
In addition, the borrower will pay a $5.00
processing fee and any overdue fines accrued up to the time the library is
notified that the material has been lost.
Policy approved by the Faculty Library
Policy approved by the Chancellor’s
Last modified Thursday August 24, 2006