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TCC Library Mission & Policy

Overview

An interlibrary loan (ILL) is a transaction in which library material, or a copy of the material, is made available by one library to another upon request.

Interlibrary loans may be made to obtain materials not available in the TCC collection for Library patrons or to lend circulating materials from the Library to other institutions and libraries.

Conditions of Service

The Conditions of Service are set by the 1994 Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States and special agreement with other libraries. Reciprocal borrowing agreements are observed. Current year’s books and media items are lent at the discretion of campus librarians.

Interlibrary Borrowing

Interlibrary loan services are made available to all students, faculty, and staff at TCC. Library users may borrow materials not owned by the Library. If the Library owns the item, but it is check out by a patron, those titles may not be borrowed via ILL unless the material is deemed missing.

Library Borrower's Responsibilities

Library borrower’s responsibilities include:

  • An interlibrary request must be submitted via an individual user’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account.
  • There must be an indication of compliance with the Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) where required.
  • The Library pays all fees related to borrowing materials for Library users.
  • Library users checking out material borrowed from other institutions are responsible for returning the material to the Library no later than the established due date. Failure to return an item by the due date may result in fines or fees, including the lending locations’ replacement charge for the item.
  • If an item is overdue more than two weeks past the due date and a replacement fee has been paid by the Library to the lending institution, the library user will be billed an automatic $30 processing fee on top of the replacement cost for the item.

User accounts will be temporarily blocked when items are overdue more than 2 weeks past due date. Blocks will be removed as soon as items are returned. The Library reserves the right to withdraw borrowing privileges when a patron does not return an interlibrary loan on time more than three (3) times during a calendar year.

Interlibrary Lending

Interlibrary lending is offered to other libraries and institutions which abide by the conditions set forth n the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States. Materials which ordinarily circulate to library users may be sent out on interlibrary loan. Occasional exceptions are made for loan of other material. See Conditions of Service of the 1994 Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States. A borrowing library must submit an electronic request for materials.

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