Who's covered :
Currently enrolled students; currently employed or retired faculty and staff, a limited number of special patrons.
Generally circulating materials.
Borrowing limit :
Maximum number of Alliance items that an individual patron can have out on loan is 200.
Generally circulating materials: 6 weeks. Other materials may be circulated for 6 weeks, or for 6 days. Items are eligible for one renewal of the same length unless the item is requested locally.
Returning materials/ Green Flags:
Summit Materials may be returned to any Alliance member library. If a patron returns an items to an Alliance library that is not the lender or the borrower please insert a green flag in the item and send it to the owning library. The green flag will signal staff at the owning library that that item will need special processing e.g. backdating. Print this document on lime green paper in order for it to be the Green Flag.
No direct recall for individual patrons; staff may recall when necessary.
Item may be checked out to patron at owning site (“item in hand”) even if a Summit Borrowing request has been received.
Lending Fees :
Alliance members do not charge each other for Summit borrowing or ILL returnables.
Fines and Fees for overdue, lost, or irreparably damaged:
Fines and other charges are billed and kept by patron’s library. Owning sites will regain their cost from the borrowing institution for replacement fees to cover lost and irreparably damaged material through the annual accounts reconciliation process. Borrowing libraries may waive patron fines or fees but ares obligated to reimburse owning site for lost and irreparably damaged material. Overdue fines: Members will use their local fine policy for Summit . Replacement: $75 plus $15 service charge.
Loan Sequence :
Summit borrowing is preferred before an item is handled through ILL.
Books and other original source material may not be requested for course reserves by another library.
Students, faculty, and staff who are currently enrolled or employed at Alliance institutions may have borrowing privileges when they visit other Alliance libraries. This "Visiting Patron" service includes borrowing materials from generally circulating collections and making Summit requests. You may not request materials through Interlibrary Loan.
Return it Clean:
Remove all materials that may be left in the item before returning it to the Owning site, including paging slip.