Interlibrary Loan

J.H. Wootters Crockett Public Library

The J.H. Wootters Crockett Public Library participates in this system and subscribes to its rules, codes, and procedures. In order to effectively carry out its mission, the Library adopts the following policy for interlibrary loan service.

A. The objectives of this policy are to insure the efficient use of library resources,
provide patrons with access to materials not owned by the library
and to participate in the sharing of resources with other libraries.

B. Request of Materials from Library Patrons
Interlibrary loan service is available to all cardholders of the Library in good standing with no outstanding fines or fees. Interlibrary loan service is not available to patrons of other libraries using a TexShare card. Requests are limited to two items. Books, audio-visual items, microforms and photocopies
of articles from periodicals not owned by the J.H. Wootters Crockett Public Library, or otherwise unavailable, may be requested from an identified lending library. Borrowing is subject to the rules of the lending library.
The patron is responsible for any and all loss of or damage to materials borrowed from other libraries.

There is a $3 charge per item for return postage payable when the request is made from the J.H. Wootters Crockett Public Library for Interlibrary Loan service. The patron is responsible for charges or fines imposed by the lending library.

C. Compliance with Copyright Law and Interlibrary Loan Codes
The J.H. Wootters Crockett Public Library abides by and applies
United States Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) in both borrowing and loaning materials.
Also, the J.H. Wootters Crockett Public Library abides by the current National Interlibrary Loan Code, the AMIGOS Interlibrary Loan Code, and other state and regional interlibrary loan codes and agreements as may be appropriate and beneficial to the library.

D. Responsibility and Authority
The Library Director is given the authority to establish such guidelines and procedures as may be necessary to insure fair and equitable interlibrary loan service within the constraints of budget and staffing.
Such rules and procedures shall be posted on the library’s web site.