Whitefish Library Policies
2012. Loaned Materials from Other Libraries (ILL)
If the Whitefish Community Library does not have the reading or listening materials that a library user requests it will make every effort to find the material in other library collections. Most of the requests can be filled by working with the more than 30 libraries in the Montana ‘Partners” consortium.
If the Montana consortium does not have the requested materials, the Whitefish Community Library will contact libraries throughout the United States to secure the requested material. This more extensive search and service is called an Inter Library Loan (ILL).
The following procedures have been adopted to insure that the ILL service is provided as efficiently as possible, and that the library users are respectful of the materials that are temporarily loaned or borrowed:
⦁ Library cardholders can only have two (2) active ILL requests at any one time.
⦁ Library users can request the same item twice in any one year period.
⦁ The lending library will establish the terms of the loan, particularly the due date. Materials must be returned to the Whitefish Community Library on or before that due date.
⦁ If the materials are not returned by the due date, a fine of $1.00 per day will be assessed to the borrowing library patron.
If the borrowed materials are not picked up by the library user, a $5.00 fee will be assessed to the borrowing library patron.
⦁ The Whitefish Community Library will make every effort to borrow the requested materials from a library that does not charge a fee. If that search fails, the library will consult with the library user before processing a request that charges a lending fee.
⦁ If borrowed materials are lost, damaged or destroyed, the policy of the lending library will be used to determine the amount of compensation owed by the Whitefish Community Library cardholder.
The Whitefish Community Library has also adopted the following policies when WCL lends its materials to another library:
⦁ The library will not charge a fee for its Inter Library loan services.
⦁ If loaned materials are lost, damaged or destroyed, the Library policy 2026. Lost and Damaged Materials will be used to determine the amount of compensation.
Approved by the Whitefish Community Library Board of Trustees on July 14, 2021
Sarah Ericson, Chair Date Back to policies list