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ILL: Borrowing Libraries

Use these forms to request materials through interlibrary loan.

Borrowing Libraries

Libraries to which we lend:
The Clark Family Library will lend to academic, public, special, not-for-profit libraries and for-profit organizations in the United States. International requests for non-returnable materials will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

Clark Family Library is a reciprocal library and will charge fees only to libraries that charge fees to us. No fees will be charged to academic or public libraries in Pennsylvania. Libraries in our reciprocal lending consortium, Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS), will not be charged. For-profit libraries will be charged $15 per request.

Material we lend:
Books in the circulating collection may be borrowed. Copies of journal articles from print and microfilm holdings will be sent (via UPS, U.S. Mail, fax, or Ariel) to borrowing libraries. Audiovisual material, microfilm, reference books, course reserve materials, Instructional Resources Collection material (including children's books), archival material, and historical collection items may not be borrowed.

Lending policies:
Lending policies are available on the OCLC Policies Directory online and will be kept up to date there. Special information for specific items will be sent with the item. Overdue notices and invoices will be sent to the borrowing library via fax, Ariel, email, or U.S. Mail.

Copyright compliance:
The Clark Family Library complies with the:

Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States, 1994 revised 2008 and Explanatory Supplement
Pennsylvania Interlibrary Loan Code
Copyright law of the United States - Title 17 § 108 (g)(2) of the United States Code
National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyright Works (CONTU) guidelines

The copyright law of the United States, Title 17 §108 (g)(2) prohibits systematic reproduction requests in such aggregate quantities as to substitute for a subscription to or purchase of [a] work. Under Guidelines for the Proviso of Subsection 108(g)(2) CONTU defines systematic reproduction as requesting for one title, during one calendar year, six or more articles published within five years prior to the date of the request. The U. Grant Miller Library will comply with this guideline (often referred to as the Rule of Five) by obtaining, for those requests that apply, the first five articles from libraries and the sixth and subsequent articles from a commercial, fee-based document supplier where copyright fees are part of the cost of the transaction. In accordance with the CONTU guidelines, the library will keep three complete years of borrowing records for interlibrary loan. The library keeps patron information regarding interlibrary loan requests confidential.

Contact Information
Washington & Jefferson College
Clark Family Library
Interlibrary Loan
60 S. Lincoln St.
Washington, PA 15301

Fax: 724-223-2641
Contact: Rachael Bolden (, 724-223-6070), ILL Manager

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Rachael Bolden
User Services Supervisor (Day) & ILL Manager
Washington & Jefferson College
Clark Family Library
60 S. Lincoln Ave.
Washington, PA 15301