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Borrowing Policies for CARLI to Change

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The entity that facilitates the University Libraries´ I-Share program, CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois) is changing their borrowing policies effective August 4, 2010. The purpose of these changes is to standardize borrowing policies for all libraries across the consortium.

These changes will effect borrowing periods, number of renewals allowed, and recalls that become overdue as well as the ability of patrons to borrow through the consortium due to overdue books, lost books, and/or accumulated fines. The changes specifically include limiting the borrowing time to 28 days. Patrons can still renew the item, even if overdue, but the renewal length is also limited to 28 days and will now begin from the current due date, instead of the renewal date. Items can only be renewed three times. Items not renewed or returned will now be declared lost after 29 days. The chart below details the effective changes.

If you have questions, please contact:

Peggy Roth
Library Operations Associate
Ryan Buller
Library Assistant

We look forward to working with you during this transition to the new consortium policy.

CARLI Universal Borrowing (UB) Standard Policies
I-Share Universal Borrowing (UB) Policy for all UB Eligible Patrons Setting Notes
Maximum number of UB requests a patron may have at one time (assuming the patron meets no other UB block conditions) No Limit
Maximum number of UB items charged a patron may have at one time (assuming the patron meets no other UB block conditions) No Limit
Initial UB loan period (before renewal) 28 days
Renewal Loan period 28 days
Renewals extend the loan time from due date Due Date When the item is renewed, the loan period will be extended 28 days from the current due date
Renewals are allowed if the item is overdue (but not recalled or lost) Yes This setting applies to local circulation as well as UB
Number of times a UB item may be renewed 3 Maximum loan=28 day loan + (3 renewals @28 days each)=112 days, or 16 weeks
Email courtesy notice (warning of impending due date) is sent 7 days before the due date
Number of days overdue at which the first overdue notice is created for a UB item 7 days after due date
Number of days overdue at which the second overdue notice is created for a UB item 21 days after due date
Number of days overdue at which a UB item is declared lost by Voyage 29 days after due date
Daily fine rate Set by the lending library UB fines are billed by and paid to the lending library
Lost or damaged book fee Set by the lending library UB fines are billed by and paid to the lending library
Minimum UB fine or fee owed to a single institution to generate a notice $20.00 This is not cumulated across multiple institutions. The patron must owe $20 or more to any one institution.