Library: Interlibrary Loans Policy

When materials are not available in the library, the library staff will make reasonable effort to obtain them from another library.
Responsible Unit:  Library
Created:  01/27/2010 Executive Lead:  Provost
Revised:  04/2013 Effective:  01/27/2010
Compliance:  
Classification:  Institution-wide
Approving Body:  Policy and Procedure Committee

When materials are not available in the library, the library staff will make reasonable effort to obtain them from another library.

No journal articles will be requested that do not comply with copyright restrictions.

This library may also provide materials to other libraries via interlibrary loan.

Journal articles and books will be ordered using the DOCLINE system.

Records of interlibrary loan requests will be kept for the current year plus the previous three years in accordance with CONTU Guidelines (National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works).

Interlibrary loan requests will be processed within twenty-four hours of receipt.

There is no charge to PNWU faculty, staff, or students for interlibrary loans. 

Procedure:             
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