Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Is interlibrary loan free?

We are pleased to be able to provide this resource sharing service to WSC students, faculty, staff and members of the Gunnison community.

At this time, the library is not passing on interlibrary borrowing costs to WSC patrons.

Community patrons are asked to accept responsibility for any fees associated with the request.  Patrons will be notified of said fees and must okay charges before the item is requested   Fees will be added to library patron accounts and are payable upon receipt of loan materials.

Ever wonder how much ILL actually costs? While many libraries don't charge lending fees (some ask $30 ore more), there is still the cost of shipping, supplies and staff time. On average, even a "free" loan costs $7 - $12.

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