Answered By: Kelly MacWatters
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2015     Views: 40

In general, there is no fee for interlibrary loan service. There are costs in obtaining materials through interlibrary loan, of course -- in terms of staff time, supplies, shipping, and fees charged by libraries for the use of their materials -- but these costs are subsidized by the Standish Library. The Interlibrary Loan Department tries to fill as many requests as possible through our free resource-sharing partners, but, if necessary, will pay up to $50 to a lending library per request.

A Siena patron will be charged, however, any fees charged by a lending library for damaged, lost, or long-overdue interlibrary loan materials. If the Interlibrary Loan Department receives a bill from a lending library for material you have not returned or returned damaged, we will notify you. We then will pay that bill and charge your Standish Library account that amount. If you return a book undamaged after being charged a replacement fee for it, the Interlibrary Loan Department will refund you whatever the lending library refunds us.

Please contact Luann Decotis, if you have any questions about charges connected to interlibrary loan service: ldecotis@siena.edu or 518-783-4196.