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(Adopted by Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees, December 15, 2015)
Peoria Public Library supports the sharing of library resources through interlibrary loan administered by the library’s Interlibrary Loan Services. The following regulations allow for Peoria Public Library cardholders to take advantage of this service while setting reasonable expectations for its use.
Interlibrary Loan Services request and supply materials within the United States, adhering to Interlibrary Loan codes, copyright laws, and licensing agreements.
Peoria Public Library will request materials to borrow that are not obtainable from Peoria Public Library’s collection, reciprocal borrowing, or purchase. Requests will be pursued in-state, then within the United States, until all possible known sources have been exhausted, time restriction is exceeded, or the cardholder cancels the request.
Terms of the loan:
Borrowed materials are to be returned to the desk of the branch where the material was picked up from by the date stated on the Interlibrary Loan information label.
A lending library may recall their material at any time. Upon notification of a recall, the material must be returned promptly.
The Peoria Public Library Interlibrary Loan Services will accept requests through OCLC, FAX, email or U.S. Mail.
Use of an ALA request form is preferred when sending request by FAX, email or U.S. Mail.
Copies of material up to 20 pages will be provided free of charge.
Any charges that are accrued will be in the form of a bill or invoice.
Non-returnable copies will be sent by one of the following methods: email, U.S. Mail or FAX.
The Interlibrary Loan Policy will be reviewed and revised every three years by the Board of Trustees of Peoria Public Library.
Adopted by the Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees on December 15, 2015.
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