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Policies and Procedures

Wayne G. Basler Library Policy and Procedures

Interlibrary Loan - Introduction

Interlibrary loan services are provided to users of the Wayne G. Basler Library to enhance the research capabilities for individual patrons and to provide use of materials not owned by the Wayne G. Basler Library. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is the provision of materials from library collections outside of Northeast State. The Wayne G. Basler Library has access to libraries throughout Tennessee and the United States through OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), a computer-based information retrieval system.

Every attempt is made to obtain requested materials as quickly and as inexpensively as possible, given certain restrictions. Members of TBR do not charge for interlibrary loans. However, some libraries outside the network do impose surcharges and photocopying charges for their services, which the Wayne G. Basler Library passes on to the faculty, staff, or community borrower. Students are not assessed charges for materials borrowed through ILL.