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Borrowing From Other Libraries: Cost

How Much Does it Cost?

How Much does it Cost?

Gumberg Library absorbs most fees charged by other libraries for supplying materials via ILLiad.  The average cost of a completed interlibrary loan request is $28, not including additional lending fees charged by lending libraries (often $15 to $20 per request).  Therefore, we ask that you carefully consider your need for any item that you request.  You will be responsible for any fines or fees that we get charged by the lending library for late, damaged, or lost items.

The library pays reasonable copyright fees for requests in compliance with the University Copyright Policy.  The library reserves the right to limit the amount spent for copyright payments based on a.) the availability of funds; b.) the availability of alternate information sources acceptable to you; and c.)  the urgency of your need for the requested item(s).  If no acceptable alternate source is available and if the library is unable to pay the full cost, you will have the opportunity to share the cost. These decisions will be made on a case by case basis by the Resource Sharing Librarian in consultation with library administration as necessary.