1. Interlibrary Loan Materials (WISCAT)

Interlibrary loan service is essential to the vitality of libraries of all types and sizes as a means of greatly expanding the range of materials available to users. Lending between libraries is in the public interest and should be encouraged. Interlibrary loan should serve as an adjunct to, not a substitute for, collection development. When resources within the library and consortium have been exhausted, loan requests to more distant libraries should then conform to the provisions of the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States Prepared by the Interlibrary Loan Committee, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 1994, revised 2001. Revised by the Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee, Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) 2008 and 2015. Approved by RUSA Board January 11, 2016, and the Wisconsin ILL Guidelines 2016.

All patrons with fees under $10.00 on their library account may request an item from a library outside the library consortium if the item is not available from a library in the KJML consortium.  The patron must have a valid patron borrower card and must provide either a phone number or email address in order for the request to be processed. Patrons who do not have answering machines, voice mail or email accounts are recommended to call the library regarding the status of their requests. If the patron cannot be reached, the item will be returned to the lending library in accordance with its due date.

Requests for individual items can be made at any time, but the library cannot guarantee when an item will arrive. The length of time it takes to receive an ILL can vary greatly depending on the location of the item. On average, items arrive in 2-4 weeks but the waiting time could be shorter or longer depending on the owning library’s response time and the amount of time needed for shipment.  Fulfillment of requests is dependent on item(s) availability and the policies of the owning libraries.

There is a limit of five (5) active requests per patron record. “Active request” is defined as requests pending, items awaiting check-out, and items currently checked-out. As ILL items are returned, patrons may place additional requests so as to total five (5) active requests. We do not request items that have been in publication for less than six months due to popular demand at the owning libraries. There will be a limit of two (2) textbooks that you may order at one time.

The due date of loaned items is determined by the owning library, and we are obliged to honor those dates. Renewals of such items are contingent upon the owning library’s policies.

There is a $1.00 per day late fee charged on overdue ILL items. If an ILL item becomes missing, lost or damaged, the patron will be charged a fee by the owning library.

Materials borrowed from other libraries are subject to the rules and regulation of the owning library. All interlibrary loan items must be returned directly to the KJM Library.

The library reserves the right to refuse interlibrary loan service to patrons who have kept interlibrary loan materials overdue or who have repeatedly requested items and have not picked them up.

Approved: 08/10/1995

Amended: 12/11/2002, 05/22/2007, 08/11/2015, 09/12/2017, 07/09/2019, 11/23/2021