Interlibrary loan is the process we use to borrow materials for patrons that are not owned by our library. Materials borrowed from other libraries and library systems for local library patrons do not fall under the same borrowing guidelines as locally owned materials would. Varying check-out durations, fees for borrowing materials and special handling may apply. Library patrons with a current Oxford Public Library card in good standing may place an interlibrary loan request. The following constitutes “good standing”: *No overdue materials; no lost or damaged material; any and all fines paid; no suspension of privileges within the last 3 months; consistently responsible behavior. Failure to return interlibrary loan materials on time and to follow interlibrary guidelines can result in the loss of interlibrary loan borrowing privileges for the Library patron, as well as the temporary loss of borrowing ability for Oxford Public Library. For this reason, materials borrowed through interlibrary loan require special attention on the part of both the Library patron and the Library staff. Patron’s abuse of interlibrary loan due dates, accepted conditions on loans or damage to ILL materials will result in the temporary suspension of a patron’s interlibrary loan privileges. The patron is responsible for picking up the requested item within 5 days of notification or must contact the library within the 5 days for an extension. No contact will result in the item being returned and the patron will be charged a return fee of $2.00. Library patrons are responsible for any overdue fines. The overdue fine for ILL items is .25 cents per day .If an ILL book is lost, the patron is responsible for the replacement cost of the book. Refunds are not given for lost ILL items that are found and have been paid for. The patron is responsible for all fees/fines which are incurred during check-out and if the item is lost or damaged. Unpaid fines and fees will go on a patron’s library record and may result in losing library privileges if they are not resolved. Patrons must take care to return all ILL materials on time and to the correct branch library and in good condition.
**For complete policy contact the library**