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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) offers patrons the opportunity to request and receive materials that are not owned by Handley Regional Library (HRL). ILL provides access to the circulating collections of library systems in Virginia and throughout the United States. ILL materials do not fall under the same borrowing guidelines as materials owned by HRL; varying check-out durations, fees, and special handling may apply. See Interlibrary Loan Policy statement.
Materials that may be difficult to obtain through ILL include:
** Patrons should indicate on their request forms if they are willing to accept another format (e.g. videocassette version rather than DVD and audiocassette rather than CD).
The patron is responsible for all fees/fines related to the ILL transaction. There is a $5 fee for each item successfully obtained through interlibrary loan. There may be an additional fee charged by the lending library. Patrons should specify on the request form the maximum additional charge (if any) that they are willing to pay.
Payment is due when the material is picked up. Once an item has been shipped by the lending library, the fee is still the responsibility of the patron even if the patron never picks up the material or tries to cancel the request. If necessary, the fee will be charged to the patron’s library account. The fee will not be charged if the Handley Regional Library is unable to obtain the requested material.
There is an overdue fine of $.25 per day per item.
Most materials acquired through ILL can be circulated. Occasionally materials are designated by the lending library as "in library use only." This means that the material must be used in the library and cannot be checked out. Patrons are still responsible for the ILL fee(s).
To expedite a request for microfilm from the Library of Virginia, patrons should locate the needed microfilm using the Library of Virginia’s online catalog and submit a printout of the listing(s) with the ILL request form. Each roll is considered one (1) request.
Because the loan period is determined by the lending library, ILL materials may have a shorter loan period than HRL-owned materials. However, the lending period will never exceed four (4) weeks. ILL materials will not be renewed.
Notice: The following contains a warning concerning copyright restrictions that may exist on the materials you wish to borrow. Please read carefully before filling out the form: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. 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 other purpose than private study, scholarship, or research."
If the user makes a request for, and later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The fair use doctrine takes into account the purpose of the copying and the amount and extent copied. The Library reserves the right to refuse an order for copies if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order will involve violation of the copyright law.