VCAL Reciprocal Borrowing Policy
Who may borrow: All faculty at Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries (VCAL) member institutions are eligible to receive borrowing privileges at the 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://www.vermontlibraries.org/vcal). 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 amount. The 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