Lending Policy between SCLS LINKcat
libraries and Non-LINKcat SCLS
All ow 1 patron card
per non-LINKcat library.
- The patron category
be ILL . (A new patron category would need to be
created for OLL in order to distinguish between these two groups of users)
on each ILL card
a maximum of 200 holds and 250 items checked out at any one time.
blocked from checking out or placing holds if more than $200 was
due in lost charges.
will agree not to place holds
(including magazine issues) less than 6 months old. Amazon.com will be the source of
publication date for books and release date for DVDs.
blocked from placing holds on:
- LINKcat member equipment, including e-readers
- LINKcat member computer software and computer games
Loan periods for ILL patron types
weeks for books and all other materials that ILS libraries circulate for
weeks for new books, music cds, magazines, and
all other materials that ILS libraries circulate for 2 weeks
week for DVDs and all other materials that ILS libraries circulate for 1
will agree not to renew items more
than 1 time in LINKcat.
will agree to provide an email
address and to receive all notices at this address.
- Each non-LINKcat library will provide reciprocal and equivalent
borrowing privileges for their materials to the System Resource Library.
This will include a patron
card created for the Madison Public Library OLL office. MPL will search
participating libraries’ online catalogs and place holds for materials
that fit the above guidelines and are needed to fill requests at any SCLS
library. In cases where a library
does not provide an online catalog for its patrons, it agrees to accept
and respond to phone and email requests from MPL.
libraries will not provide a link to
catalog on their website s.
- Directors of non-LINKcat libraries participating in this program will
sign a statement agreeing to these parameters.
- Violators of this policy
may have their LINKcat borrowing privileges
revoked in accordance with the SCLS
Member Cooperation Policy.
- That these changes become
effective October 1, 2012. This
will allow time for the agreement to be signed by non-LINKcat
reviewed other existing loaning practices within SCLS and made the following
investigation, the Committee learned that some libraries provide bulk loans of their own materials
to other libraries. In such instances,
the loaning library should create a separate card for each such library and use
the patron category “bulk loan”. Such
loans should be limited to materials owned by the loaning library.
service managed by SCLS Delivery, this makes possible the direct delivery of LINKcat materials to
schools, organizations, and businesses.
Currently, each LINK Express customer uses Patron Category LINK EXPRESS
which has the
same limitations and restrictions as the ADULT patron category.
checkout data annually that identifies the number of LINK EXPRESS checkouts in
that year to each LINK EXPRESS customer along with their taxing
jurisdiction. The library within each
taxing jurisdiction may add the
relevant circulation to their annual circulation on their annual report.
offer and provide this service only to organizational patrons in communities
whose libraries participate
in LINKcat. The two existing customers that do not meet
this criterion will continue to be served until alternate arrangements can be