guidelines are subscribed to by all members of HALL and are for overall
guidance only. Each institution should set its own policies regarding the
loan of items in its collection, the period of loan, the institutions or
individuals to whom it will loan, and whether they will or will not
requesting a loan from another institution should:
themselves by name and library.
B. Identify the
requested item as fully as possible including author, title, edition, volume
C. Indicate the
need for original or photocopy.
E. Indicate the
time frame within which the material is needed.
pickup with the lending library including time available and floor (a return
call from the lender is preferred).
G. Monitor the
items that have been borrowed. The borrowing library is responsible for the
return of materials on time. A loan period of one week is preferred absent agreements otherwise. H. Replace lost or
are, of course, free to loan to whomever they wish. It is indicated, however,
that to further the interests of librarianship and harmony, and to maintain
the integrity of lending libraries' collections, lending libraries lend only
to institutions with librarians or those with one definable person responsible
for borrowed items.
IV. Building Collections
libraries should monitor their requests for those items borrowed in such
aggregate quantities as to indicate the necessity of purchase.
libraries should attempt, as much as possible, to utilize public collections
of legal materials rather than private collections.