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What is the policy for interlibrary loan overdue fines?

Applies to
  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan
  • Tipasa

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and Tipasa lending libraries do not charge fines from borrowing libraries, except in the case of a lost item. Then it is the borrowing library's responsibility to pay the replacement costs.

Many libraries choose to assess a fee from their patrons for late interlibrary loans to ensure the prompt return of borrowed materials. Still, the lending library will not assess a fee.

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