Adams State University
Nielsen Library

Nielsen Library Policies: ILL - External, Lending

Lending Information

Adams State University's Nielsen Library (code CLZ) accepts requests through Rapid and via OCLC WorldShare. Email if you have any questions.

We are a free lender, participating in the following profile groups:

  • LVIS
  • AMBC
  • CDGA
  • BSEC
  • CKMO
  • ACOV
  • NEPU
  • CLWU

Billing Policies (Lost Items)

Adams State University follows the US Interlibrary Loan Code (established and updated by RUSA, 2016), PDF below.

As laid out in section 4.9, Borrowing libraries "assume responsibility for borrowed material from the time it leaves the supplying library until it has been returned to and received by the supplying library. This includes all material shipped directly to and/or returned by the user. If damage or loss occurs, provide compensation or replacement, in accordance with the preference of the supplying library."

Nielsen Library evaluates lost material on an individual, case-by-case basis and may accept a replacement copy or may request payment. Invoices are customized to include (but not limited to) the following information:

  • Current (lowest) price on Amazon, AbeBooks, etc.
  • ISBN
  • Edition
  • Pagination / Size
  • Format (hardcover, softcover, DVD, VHS, etc.)
  • Condition
  • $10 processing fee

We bill for lost items only after several months, giving plenty of time for mail delivery hiccups, courier delays, etc. We do our best to communicate with borrowing libraries to ensure that both sides have done their due diligence in searching for the material before we send an invoice. We request that invoices be paid within ~45 days to help account for institutions' financial/billing cycles.

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