The Worthington Libraries will actively participate in Interlibrary Loan (ILL), both as a borrower and a lender. Every effort will be made to borrow from libraries who lend materials free of charge. In those instances where materials can only be obtained from a library that charges a fee, Worthington Libraries will absorb the fee up to $15. The Library will notify the patron before borrowing the material and will pass any fees in excess of $15 on to the patron. As a lender, Worthington Public Library will not lend magazines, audiovisual or reference materials, census microfilm from the National Archives, or make photocopies for the purposes of Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan patrons are expected to adhere to all conditions of the loan; abuse of this responsibility can result in fines and/or suspension of ILL/library privileges.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees 12/15/09; effective 12/16/09