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Friday, August 06, 2010

I-Share Standardized Universal Borrowing Policies Effective August 4, 2010

On August 4, 2010, CARLI implemented changes to standardize the policies that apply to I-Share Universal Borrowing (UB) activity. “Universal Borrowing” is the Voyager module that supports interlibrary resource sharing among the 76 I-Share libraries. Any time an I-Share library patron requests or borrows an item from an I-Share library other than their “home” library, Universal Borrowing policies are invoked.

The common policies that have been implemented provide all UB-eligible borrowers a standard 4-week UB loan period for the items that I-Share libraries make available through UB. Up to three 4-week renewals are allowed unless a UB item is recalled or considered lost. UB overdue notices will be generated on a common schedule and will include a “courtesy” notice sent to the patron 7 days in advance of a due date to encourage their prompt attention to these materials. The standard policies also include a common 29-day timeframe for overdue UB items to be considered lost.

For more information see borrowing policy.