Policies for Library-to-Library Lending

The A. C. Clark Library Interlibrary Loan welcomes requests from all libraries. When requesting materials, please observe our policy guidelines listed below. Please address all inquiries to our interlibrary loan staff at the following:

Contact

Ann Campbell: Interlibrary Loan Technician, acampbell@bemidjistate.edu, 218-755-2968
Colleen Deel: Interlibrary Loan Librarian, cdeel@bemidjistate.edu, 218-755-3339
PHONE: (218) 755-2968 (voice mail available)
FAX: 218-755-3939
E-MAIL: interlibraryloan@bemidjistate.edu

Acceptable Methods of Transmission

OCLC: Yes (MNB)
MnPALS: Yes (BSUI)
ALA Form: Yes
Telephone: No
Facsimile: Yes
Ariel: No
Article Exchange: Yes, Send to:  interlibraryloan@bemidjistate.edu

Average turnaround time: 1 day
Symbols: BSUI (MnPALS), MNB (OCLC), MNB (Minitex delivery), MnBemS (NUC)
Memberships: Minitex, PALS, Northern Lights Library Network, LVIS, OCLC
Groups of libraries for which we waive fees: all U.S. Libraries
Opac web address: http://bsu.mnpals.net

Policy Guidelines by Format

Books

Lend: Yes
Loan Period: 4 weeks
Renewals: 1 renewal of four weeks

Periodicals

Lend: No
Photocopy: Yes, 75 pages maximum per article

Newspapers

Lend: No
Photocopy: Yes, 75 pages maximum per article

Doctoral Dissertations

N/A

Master’s Theses

Lend: Yes
Loan Period: 4 weeks
Renewals: 1 renewal of 4 weeks

Alternative Formats

Lend: Yes
Formats: Compact disc, computer software, film, filmstrip, kit, LP record, music cassette, spoken cassette, slides, videotape
Loan Period: 4 weeks
Renewals: 1 renewal of 4 weeks

Government Documents

United States Documents: Yes (Select Depository, 5 year collection)
Loan Period: 4 weeks
Renewals: 1 renewal of 4 weeks
Minnesota State Documents: Yes (Depository since 1979)
Loan Period: 4 weeks
Renewals: 1 renewal of 4 weeks
United Nations Documents: N/A

Microforms

Lend: No, unless government document microfiche. We will lend ERIC microfiche to MINITEX only.
Photocopy: Yes, 75 pages maximum per article

Non-Circulating Items

Reference materials, items on course reserve, Special Collections materials, and videos designated for in-house/faculty use only.

International Lending

We will lend books and provide photocopies from periodicals and microforms.

Charges

United States: Free lender.
International: Free lender.

Lost Materials

Books: Replacement cost, or acceptable item replacement.
Audiovisuals: Replacement cost, or acceptable item replacement.

Billing Procedure

Invoice will be sent for lost items.

Packing Requirements For Mailing

Accept Jiffy bags: Prefer bubble mailers
Accept boxes only: No
Insurance required: No, unless required for specific item

Service may be suspended over holidays and semester breaks.