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Borrowing Agreement | Reciprocal Participants | Borrowing by Library

Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement

Nebraska Library Association - College and University Section

I. Definition

Reciprocal borrowing is a policy whereby the faculty, staff and students of cooperating college and university libraries in Nebraska may, on site, borrow library materials at other, cooperating academic libraries.

In the following document, "home library" designates an institution whose users borrow materials from another, cooperating library.  "Host library" refers to an institution lending materials to individuals visiting from other campuses.

II. Purpose

The purpose of the Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement is to provide the academic community with convenient access to circulating library materials, for teaching and research, as an alternative to interlibrary loan.

III.  Scope

Library users eligible for reciprocal borrowing are those with valid faculty, staff, or student identification cards from a cooperating institution.
"Valid" identification is defined by the host library.

This Agreement is intended to complement, not invalidate, reciprocal borrowing arrangements which may exist between varying types of cooperating

It is understood that users may approach another library directly, without necessarily being referred by their own institution.  This is entirely
appropriate under the terms of this agreement, provided that the home library complies with the responsibilities outlined below.

To the extent that it is necessary for the cooperating libraries to maintain records of delinquent borrowers, such records will be maintained in confidence
and will not be available to persons other than those involved in the return of library materials or the assessment and collection of related charges.

IV.  Responsibilities of Home Libraries

1. Each cooperating library should provide resources to support the ordinary teaching and research needs of their own user community.  Home libraries must exhaust their own resources before referring their clientele to other academic collections.

2. The home library should assist in enforcing compliance with the conditions of the loan, as established by the host.  All overdues, recalls, or fines issued by the host should be dealt with by the home institution using the same means used to enforce its own policies, provided that the home institution is given timely notice of a borrower's delinquent status.  The home library is not responsible, however, for collecting fines or other charges its patron(s) may owe to another institution. Patrons must pay the host library directly.

3. Each library should inform its users of the purpose of the Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement, and of its policy of compliance with the host library's conditions, through whatever channels normally are used to convey library policy.

4. Referrals should be based, whenever possible, on prior knowledge of the host library's collection, as obtained from relevant bibliographic location sources, or directly from the host.  This information should be relayed as completely and accurately as possible to users before they visit the host site.

5. Unless specifically forbidden by the host library, copying borrowed material is permitted provided that it does not violate copyright law and that no damage to the original material would result.

6. Borrowed materials should be returned directly to the host library by the borrowers, or through any other channels acceptable to the host.  All material returned by mail should be addressed to the circulation department of the host library.

V. Responsibilities of Host Libraries

1. As far as possible, host libraries should require only a valid identification card to permit visiting faculty, staff, and students to charge out their materials.  Hosts are encouraged to be as generous as possible in extending borrowing privileges to visitors.

2. Host libraries are encouraged to provide users visiting from other campuses with reference assistance, especially that which can only be provided on site, with due consideration to the interests of their primary clientele.

3. Each cooperating library should formulate a statement of policy to clarify details of this agreement, such as loan periods, hold and clearance procedures, etc.  This statement should be made available to other participants in the Agreement upon request.

VI.  Maintaining the Agreement

Each library is responsible for complying with the provisions of the Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement in good faith.  Host libraries have the
option of suspending reciprocal borrowing privileges to libraries that fail to comply with these provisions.

All records and correspondence of lasting significance that pertain to the Agreement are maintained by the Nebraska Library Association College and
University Section.

Revisions to this document may be introduced at either the NLA College and University Section spring meeting or at the Section's fall business meeting,
held during the NLA annual convention.  Motion(s) may then be voted on by a quorum of the Section members present.

Rev. July 20, 1990;
Reaffirmed with no changes
February 1999

For questions regarding this document, contact Joyce Neujahr.

Participants in Reciprocal Borrowing Program

Updated on September 29, 2014 by Webmaster

(Forty One Members) - Updated October 2008

Bellevue University
Barbara Haney | 402-557-7307 |

Central Community College - Columbus Campus
Dee Johnson | 402-562-1418 |

Central Community College,
Grand IslandLinda Bowden308-398-7395lbowden@
Central Community College,
HastingsSherrie Dux-Ideus402-461-2538sideus@

Chadron State CollegeGlenda Gamby308-432-6148ggamby@

Clarkson College
(Faculty Only)Nicole Caskey402-552-3387library@

College of St. MarySr. Judy Pat Healy402-399-2631jhealy@

Concordia UniversityThomas Krenzke402-643-7256tom.krenzke@

Creighton University,
Health Science Library

Print material only)
Richard Jizba402-280-5142richardjizba@

Creighton University,
Reinert/Alumni Library
Debra Sturges402-280-4756dsturges@

Creighton University,
Klutznick Law Library

Steve Williams402-280-2242lawcirculation@

Doane CollegeJulie Pinnell402-826-8568julie.pinnell@

Grace UniversityBen Brick402-449-2979library@

Hastings CollegeSusan Franklin402-461-7411sfranklin@

ITT Technical InstituteKara Pulchow402-331-2900

ext. 23kpulchow@

Kaplan College -
Lincoln Campus

Formerly Hamilton College & Lincoln School of
Shari Bills402-474-5315
ext. 240sbills@

Kaplan University -
Omaha Campus

formerly Hamilton College & Nebraska College of
BusinessEla Ciborowski402-431-6156eciborowski@

McCook Community CollegePat Bonge308-345-8127

Metropolitan Community
Scott Mahoney402-289-1324smahoney@

Midland UniversityBarbara
Mid-Plains Community CollegeKeith Saathoff308-532-8980kasaatho@

Nebraska Christian CollegeLinda Lloyd402-279-5104llloyd@

Nebraska Indian Community College
(Omaha Tribal Library
Santee Tribal Library)Ryan Elder402-837-5078
Nebraska Methodist College,
John Moritz
(Faculty only;
Print material only)
Tem Adair402-354-7248Tem.Adair@

Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.Margaret Emons402-465-2405memons@

Northeast Community
LaRae Worden402-844-7130marylouise@

Peru State CollegeSusan Abrahams402-872-2311sabrahams@

Southeast Community
, BeatriceCathy Barringer204-228-3468


Southeast Community
, LincolnJo Shimmin402-437-2586jshimmin@

Southeast Community
MilfordArden Mohrman402-761-8423amohrman@

St. Gregory The Great
Dr. Terrence
Summit Christian CollegeEvelyn Hopper308-632-6933contact@

Union CollegeJeannette Wetmore402-486-2514interlibraryloan@

University of Nebraska
at Kearney
Dee Goedert308-865-8597goedertd@

University of Nebraska
at Omaha
Robert L. Smith402-554-3206rlsmith@

University of Nebraska -

Love Library and branchesDeb Pearson402-472-4260debp@

University of Nebraska -

Schmid Law LibrarySandy Placzek402-472-8261splaczek2@

University of Nebraska
Medical Center

Confirm eligibility via link.Rod Cope402-559-4006rcope@

Vatterott CollegeLynda Muller402-891-9411
ext. 126lynda.muller@

Wayne State College

(No loans for "Popular
Reading Collection" or  glass
Maria Johnson402-375-7261majohns1@

Western Nebraska
Community College
, ScottsbluffJill Ellis308-635-6133jellis@

Western Nebraska Community College, SidneyVacant - Contact Scottsbluff308-254-7451
York CollegeLeo Miller402-363-5706Leo.miller@


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