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Circulation and Reserve Services

Circulation and Reserve Services

Learn about faculty borrowing privileges, inter-library loan borrowing, having your course materials put on reserve and using other libraries in the region.

  • Faculty Borrowing Privileges

    Faculty may borrow books for the entire school year. Because you can keep books for so long, they are subject to recall if requested by another user. Any recalled book will be returned to you within three weeks. All books must be returned or renewed at the end of the school year.

  • Inter-Library Loan Borrowing

    We can acquire any item not held in our library, but held in other libraries. Our inter-library loan system includes libraries world-wide. Acquiring a book or article from another library can take anywhere from three days to a month, depending on the policies and procedures of the lending library.

    Once borrowed, any photocopy becomes the property of the faculty member. Any book borrowed from another library, however, is subject to the lending policies of that library. On occasion ILL books can be renewed, as long as the request is made by us ahead of the due date, and the lending library agrees. Otherwise, books borrowed through ILL should be returned to the circulation desk by the due date specified by the lending library.

  • Using Other Libraries

    Currently VLS faculty can borrow from Dartmouth's library upon payment of a membership fee. The payment can be made from an individual's research fund, which entitles one to a Dartmouth library card. The state library in Montpelier is a public library. The other academic libraries in Vermont generally are available except for borrowing. Usually academic libraries' agreements with online vendors allow visitors to use the electronic resources to which the libraries subscribe, but you should check with the librarians before using electronic resources in other libraries.

    If you wish to use the Library of Congress, federal agency libraries, or academic libraries elsewhere in the US or abroad, please contact your liaison to check on access policies.

  • Electronic Course Reserves

    An easy way to make readings available to your students is through your courseware, whether you use TWEN or the LexisNexis product. Laura Gillen can assist you in loading documents to your courseware.

  • Library Course Reserves

    If you prefer, books and photocopies may be placed on reserve in the library. The course reserve area is behind the circulation desk and may be used only with the assistance of circulation staff. You may set the loan period at two, four, or twenty-four hours. The library charges students $1.00 for each hour the material is overdue.

    Please send a list of library materials you would like placed on reserve to the Access Services Librarian several weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. If you have personal materials designated for reserve, please mark them appropriately: include your name, course name, and semester. If you wish to add materials to your course reserves during the semester, please get the materials to the Access Services Librarian directly.

    For other copyright issues please contact Laura Gillen, x1263, or refer to Stanford's website on fair use