ABOUT INTERLIBRARY LOAN
In support of the research and scholarship of Oakland University
the Kresge Library's Interlibrary Loan Office borrows books,
reports, journal articles and other research materials not
owned by the OU Libraries. These materials are obtained from
sources throughout the United States and around the world.
The Interlibrary Loan Office participates in a number of resource
sharing agreements and other independent reciprocal relationships. The
Interlibrary Loan Office also uses various commercial
document providers to supply documents in copyright violation.
ELIGIBILITY and COST
The Kresge Library Interlibrary Loan Office serves the Oakland
University community. This includes currently enrolled students
of all levels, faculty and staff. These users must have a
picture OU ID (Spirit Card) and must have the cards validated
at the Circulation Desk of the Kresge Library.
Those outside the Oakland University community should contact
their home library for interlibrary loan service.
Presently iInterlibrary loan is funded by the University and
requests are filled at no cost to the user.
Requested materials can take from 8 days to 4 weeks or more
to arrive. The average turn-around time for books is 12 working
days and for photocopies is 4 working days. The greatest variable
affecting turn-around time is response from the lending library.
Some lending libraries may stipulate "for use in library
only" or "no photocopying" or "no renewals".
These restrictions must be adhered to. Reference works, materials
in special or rare book collections, most dissertations and
theses, textbooks and most journals and audio-visual materials
cannot be borrowed on interlibrary loan. The Kresge Library
is obligated to follow current copyright guidelines, Title
17, U.S. Code.
PICK-UP and RETURN of MATERIALS
All books must be picked up at the Circulation Desk and will
be charged to the borrower's ILLiad account. Articles are
delivered electronically where possible. If electronic delivery
is not possible then they must be picked up at the Circulation
Desk or they will be sent via campus mail. Patrons will be
notified by email when materials are ready to be picked up.
A jacket attached to the front of each item contains the
due date, patron's name and any conditions set by the
lending library. This jacket must never be removed from the
OVERDUE, DAMAGED OR LOST MATERIALS
The library charges a fine of $1.00 per day for each overdue
interlibrary loan item. All patrons will be BLOCKED
from ILL service after the third overdue notice. Failure to receive
notification does not relieve borrowers of fines accrued.
In addition, failure to return overdue items will result in
a hold on the borrower's university record.
When an item is ten or more days overdue the MeLCat system or the ILLiad system will declare
it LOST and bill as follows:
PRIVACY OF INTERLIBRARY LOAN RECORDS
All interlibrary loan users can expect that under most circumstances,
no one outside of libray staff will have information on the items which they have
requested or used. Library staff will maintain and access interlibrary loan records
to the extent needed to manage the interlibrary loan databases: for recalling materials,
for identifying and retrieving overdue items and also for billing patrons.
The Kresge Library is committed to protecting the privacy
of its users and does so in compliance with the ALA
Code of Ethics and the Michigan
Library Privacy Act.
MAXIMUM NUMBER of REQUESTS
SUBMISSION of REQUESTS (note the limitations above.)
Oakland University, Kresge Library
2200 N Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370 - 4426