Interlibrary Loan

A single library cannot have every item in its collection that patrons may want to use. In order to provide access to materials not owned by the library, it will often request a copy from another library through Interlibrary Loan. In some cases the lending library needs to be able to copy an item from the collection rather than sending the original. Section 108(g) allows for this type of copying under certain circumstances. For a detailed look at the rules for copying for ILL, see the University Of Texas’ Copyright Crash Course, which includes a link to the CONTU Guidelines for ILL which have been practiced by libraries for decades.

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