Don't panic, talk to the ILL librarian so a solution can be found. Not to say that there won't be consequences; let's lay them out.
So you're thinking, I'm not done with this yet. What can it hurt to keep the book/DVD/CD a little longer?
First, you need to know that libraries aren't obligated to lend us anything - free or otherwise. Keeping a loan past its due date puts our relationship with that library at risk, making borrowing from them in the future much harder. Please keep our pool of lenders as large as possible by bringing your ILL materials back on time or contacting the Interlibrary Loan Librarian about the possibility of a renewal.
What if it is already past the return date? You'll receive an email reminder and/or phone call. Once an item is overdue, we'll need to talk because:
- Library privileges are suspended while the loan is overdue.
- Holds are placed on your Western student account preventing one from accessing grades or transcripts or registering for classes.
- A replacement fee per item is added to your Western student account.
What if you just can't find it; it's lost (or beyond repair)?