Interlibrary Loan (A-23)
Original Implementation: March, 1985
Last Revision: January 29, 2013
The Interlibrary Loan Services (ILL) supplements local library resources by providing access to materials not available in the Steen Library collection. The following statements regulate ILL activities.
ILL borrowing is extended to faculty, staff and students of Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA). Patrons must exhaust the limits of the Steen collection before requesting ILL services.
Faculty members and students may request materials related to their own scholarly research or to course-related subject matter. Occasionally, service is available to library users not affiliated with SFA, subject to the discretion of the library director.
Requests should be submitted to Interlibrary Loan Services through the library’s website.
All conditions of use imposed by the lending library on items borrowed are to be strictly observed. Abuse of ILL regulations may result in the forfeiture of ILL borrowing privileges. (Examples: taking Library Use Only material out of the library, disregarding loan restrictions, repeated failure to return material by due date.) ILL service may be refused to any patron whose Steen Library borrowing privileges are blocked.
The library reserves the right to refuse any ILL request if fulfillment of the request would violate copyright laws. Steen Library abides by state and national ILL codes and maintains such records of ILL transactions as required by law.
Cross Reference: None
Responsible for Implementation: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Contact for Revision: Library Director
Board Committee Assignment: Academic and Student Affairs