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Interlibrary Loan Policies

Interlibrary Loan Policies

Borrowing Policies:

  • The Krum Public Library participates in the interlibrary loan program that permits the library to borrow materials for its patrons from other libraries. Patrons using ILL services must have a Krum Public Library card and be in good standing.
  • Books and photocopies of articles from periodicals not owned by Krum Public Library may be requested for loan through interlibrary loan. Recordings, microfilm, and genealogy materials may be requested but are often difficult to obtain. Library will check availability before placing loan request.
  • Materials borrowed from other libraries can only be sent for the loan period specified by the lending library.
  • The Krum Public Library does not charge for interlibrary loan service; however, a return postage fee will be collected when the item is checked out. Krum Public Library will attempt to borrow items from libraries that do not charge fees for loaning materials, however, the patron is responsible for charges or fines imposed by the lending library. Patrons will pay any expenses incurred in ILL. If a patron does not wish to borrow an item when charges are imposed this must be stipulated when the request is made.
  • Fines for overdue library materials processing costs for lost items will vary with the lending library and are the responsibility of the patron.
  • Patrons may only request 3 ILL items per week.
  • Requests that staff determine may violate copyright laws will not be accepted. Photocopies received through interlibrary loan will be stamped with a notice of copyright.

Lending Policies:

  • Any decision to loan materials is made at the discretion of the library director or designated staff member. The library does not loan: local history materials, genealogy books, multimedia, bestsellers, periodicals, holiday books, Reference books, or special collections.
  • Items will be loaned for four weeks. This allows for two weeks transit time and for a two-week checkout to the patron. If requested by borrowing library and the item is not on reserve for another patron, an extension may be granted for two additional weeks.
  • The library will notify the borrowing library when unable to fill requests.
  • Photocopies distributed through ILL will be stamped with a notice of copyright.
  • Our current copy charge will be applied to photocopies.
  • The Krum Public Library will assess a fee on a lost item equal to the replacement cost of the item plus a processing fee. The borrowing library is responsible for the payment of this fee.
  • A statement of the library’s current ILL policies will be available online via the NTRLS home page.