Western Libraries

Policies

Interlibrary Loans Policy
Media Booking Policy

Interlibrary Loans Borrowing Policy for Western faculty, staff & students:

  • Interlibrary Loans is available to all registered faculty, students and staff of Western University and its Affiliated University Colleges (Brescia, Huron, King's and St. Peter's Seminary).
  • Materials owned by Western Libraries and Affiliated University College Libraries may not be requested through Interlibrary Loans.
  • Generally, there is no charge for the Interlibrary Loan service. For further information about Interlibrary Loans, see FAQ - Interlibrary Loans.
  • Materials marked 'For Use in the Library Only' must remain in the Library and be returned to the Services desk before closing at the end of each day.
  • The maximum loan period is 3 weeks with no renewal. Material must be returned to Western Libraries on or before the due date.
  • The loss of Interlibrary Loan materials should be reported promptly to Interlibrary Loans staff. The borrower must pay the replacement cost set by the lending library.
  • Book bands must be returned with the book. Failure to do so may result in fines.
  • Copyright applies to all Interlibrary Loans.

Revised January 2009

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Media Booking Policy for Western faculty, staff & students:

  • Booking of VHS and DVD materials held at The D.B.Weldon Library is available to all registered faculty, staff and students of Western University and its Affiliated University Colleges (Brescia, Huron, King's) and St. Peter's Seminary.
  • Requests for VHS and DVD materials held in The D. B. Weldon Library should be placed with a minimum of 3 days notice.
  • Booking of 16mm, VHS and DVD materials held at other Ontario Universities is available to all registered faculty, staff and students of Western University and its Affiliated University Colleges (Brescia, Huron and King's) and St. Peter's Seminary. Titles available may be located in the Media Catalogue (formerly known as WATMEDIA).
  • Requests for 16mm, VHS and DVD materials held at other Ontario Universities must be placed with a minimum of 2 weeks notice.
  • Booked material is available for pickup from the service desk at The D.B. Weldon Library or the Cardinal Carter Library, King's University College, the day prior to show date.
  • Material obtained from Ontario Universities must be returned to the service desk at The D.B. Weldon Library or the Cardinal Carter Library, King's University College, by 10:00 a.m. the day following the showing.
  • The Canadian Copyright Act permits instructors to play any film or other cinematographic work in the classroom, provided it is for educational or training purposes, is not an infringing copy, has been legally obtained and there has been no circumvention of digital locks. In addition, the film or work must be shown not for profit, on Western premises and before an audience consisting primarily of students, faculty or any person who is directly responsible for setting curriculum for Western.  If any of these requirements are not met, then a film must include Public Performance Rights (PPR) in order to be shown in a public space on campus. Classrooms, student lounges, etc. are considered public places.

Revised September 2013

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