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 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 amount. The home library of the delinquent borrower shall be ultimately held responsible for the payment of lost item fees.
Policies reviewed April 2015 (Academic Advancement Committee)