Who may borrow: All faculty at Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries (VCAL) member institutions are eligible to receive borrowing privileges at College of St. Joseph.

Documentation required: All candidates for reciprocal borrowing privileges must present a valid institutional ID and a completed (VCAL Reciprocal Borrowing Authorization Form).  This form can be downloaded at http://vcal802.wordpress.com/).  Verification will be made with the home institution regarding the faculty member’s status and good standing at the time of requesting privileges.

Materials subject to reciprocal borrowing: Reciprocal borrowing is limited to a maximum of 10 books from the general circulating collections of the College of St. Joseph Library. No other materials are covered under this agreement.

Loan period: Participants may borrow an item for 21 days.

Renewal: Borrowers may renew an item if it has not been requested by another patron.

Recall: All materials borrowed are subject to recall by the lending institution when requested by a member of that institution’s community.

Overdue items: Overdue notices will be sent either electronically or by paper notice.

Lost items: Items not returned and declared lost will be billed at a rate of $55.00 ($50.00 replacement + $5.00 processing fees) per item.  If the replacement cost exceeds $50.00, you will be billed for the additional amountThe home library of the delinquent borrower shall be ultimately held responsible for the payment of lost item fees.

* Approved by the Academic Advancement Committee 2/25/2009