The purpose of Interlibrary / Intercollege Loan is to expand the range of materials available to library users. It should be in addition to, not a substitute for, a collection development program which is based on the needs of the Library's service area. When resources within the library have been exhausted and requests for loans have been made, the following guidelines will be implemented. These guidelines are based upon the Interlibrary Loan Codes, 1980 (Revised 1994, 2001), which are endorsed by the American Library Association and the AMIGOS Interlibrary Loan Code.
An Interlibrary / Intercollege Loan is a transaction in which library material, or a copy of the material, is made available by one library to another upon request.
Eastfield College Library will lend material to the following types of libraries:
Requests for materials will be accepted via computer, mail, fax, or in person through hand-carried Interlibrary Loan forms completed and signed by the requesting Librarian.
Eastfield College Library will lend any item that normally circulates with the following exceptions:
Copies of portions of reference materials and periodicals may be provided.
Eastfield College Library reserves the right to determine whether a particular item should or should not be loaned, and whether the original or a copy should be provided.
As the Lending library, Eastfield College Library will be responsible for:
The borrowing library will be responsible for:
The borrowing library is responsible for retrieving the material from the patron and returning it to Eastfield College Library on or before the due date. All overdue material is the responsibility of the borrowing Library.
Eastfield College Library will borrow materials and/or request photocopies for Eastfield College Library patrons only. These include students currently enrolled in a class at Eastfield College , and the faculty and staff of Eastfield College.
As the borrowing library, Eastfield College Library will be responsible for:
The duration of the loan is at the discretion of the loaning library and dependent on the type of material. All Overdue material is the responsibility of Eastfield College Library.