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The purpose of interlibrary loan services is to provide
our patrons access to materials not found in the Clayton State University Library,
and as a resource for materials from our collection to all eligible requesting libraries.
To request an interlibrary loan, the library user must
fill out the proper forms recording all information necessary for locating the material to
be borrowed or photocopied. Submitting the form indicates that the
library user is aware of copyright violations and any charges that may be incurred.
The interlibrary loan service is offered only
to current Clayton State University students, faculty, and staff. Patrons not
currently affiliated with Clayton State are not eligible.
The time needed to obtain an interlibrary loan is
dependent upon the difficulty of the request, proximity of the lending library, and the
amount of requests to be processed. It usually takes one week to obtain a photocopy and up
to two weeks to obtain a book.
Borrowers are responsible for any
fees, such as photocopy charges, out-of-state book fees, or postage reimbursement, imposed
by the lending institution even if material is no longer needed upon arrival. Any charges
due must be paid upon receipt of the material.
The borrower will be notified when the material arrives. If
the material is not picked up within three weeks, it will either be sent back or
When possible journal articles will be e-mailed or faxed in response to interlibrary loan requests. Books requested through interlibrary loan must be picked up at the Clayton State Library Circulation Desk and will not be mailed to students. Students who are unable to come to the Clayton State Library Circulation Desk to pick up materials should make an interlibrary loan request for books through their local public library.
The lending library determines the length of the loan and
restrictions concerning the use of the material. Renewals may or may not be granted
depending upon the policy of the lending library.
Materials, other than photocopies, must be returned to the
library on or before the due date. If the lending library imposes a fine for the overdue
item, payment of that fine is the responsibility of the borrower.
If materials become lost, the borrower is responsible for
all charges. The lending library determines the charge for the lost material.
Clayton State University Library will honor
requests received through OCLC or ALA form if the borrowing library is not an OCLC
All interlibrary loan functions shall be directed by and
in compliance with the Copyright Law and its guidelines.
We lend books and photocopies of journal and newspaper
articles at no charge.
Materials, except photocopies, are loaned for one month.
Renewals are granted for another month if the item is not in demand.
When an item is overdue, a notice will be sent requesting
the status of the material. If the material is either reported lost or not returned within
one month, a bill will be sent to the borrowing library requesting payment. Payment will
be determined according to the library policy on lost materials.
We will only allow five books at a time to go out to the
same patron at a library.