Interlibrary Loan Guidelines and Forms
Interlibrary loan is a service offered by the Don C. Locke Library to current A-B Tech students, faculty, and staff members with library records in good standing. This service allows a patron from the library to request books and articles unavailable at Don C. Locke Library from another library. Textbooks and media are not available via interlibrary loan. The maximum number of interlibrary loan items a patron can have checked out at any one time is three.
To make a request: Complete the appropriate interlibrary loan form located at the end of this page. If the online form is unavailable due to technical difficulties, a hard copy is available from the Circulation Desk.
Please state if you prefer to be contacted by phone or by e-mail and fill out the form completely.
There is no charge for interlibrary loan. However, a lending library may charge a fee for articles so make sure you state the maximum cost you are willing to pay. You will be contacted prior to confirming a request where the lending library charges a fee.
Requests will generally be processed by this library within three business days. However, response from the lending libraries may take from two to three weeks.
The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material(s). Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
Due dates: When the interlibrary loan item arrives, you will be contacted by the preferred method indicated on your form. The lending library decides the due date of the item and we ask that you respect this in order for us to continue our borrowing privileges. A renewal request of the item should be made prior to the due date. Renewals may be done in person, by telephone at (828) 398-7572, or by e-mail at email@example.com. The lending library decides whether to renew an item.
Overdue fines: There will be a $2.00 per day fine for each overdue interlibrary loan item. If an item is lost, the patron is responsible for the replacement cost of the book plus a processing free to be determined by the lending library. NOTE: If an item is overdue more than two weeks and there has been no contact between the Interlibrary Loan library assistant and the patron during that time, an invoice for replacement will automatically be requested from the lending library and the patron will be responsible for the replacement cost.
Sue Donato, Don C. Locke Library Room 204 (please call first)