The St. Augustine Library is a partner in two resource sharing network: the state-wide New Hampshire Automated Information System and the international OCLC network. The Library is committed to meeting the information needs of the community by supplementing its on-site collection with resources that are available at other libraries through interlibrary loan.
The students, faculty and staff of Magdalen College are eligible to borrow materials via interlibrary loan. Those not currently enrolled in a program or employed by the college are not eligible for this service. To borrow items from other libraries, users must be registered on our library system and will be asked to complete an Interlibrary Loan Form. The forms are available at the circulation desk. Interlibrary loan privileges may be suspended for failure to return items before the due date or for damaging the borrowed items.
Students may borrow up to 3 items at a time. Requests for over 3 items must be discussed with the Library Director.
Materials Available Through the Service
Books, articles, dissertations, musical scores, some media items, may be borrowed, if available in another library which is part of the two systems noted above. It is expected that users abide by copyright law in the use of these materials. (The Director of the Library will help with any questions or concerns about this—see Copyright section below).
Materials not Requested via Interlibrary Loan
Materials determined to be textbooks for courses
Materials available at the St. Augustine Library
Whole volumes or issues of journals or newspapers
Materials defined by the lending libraries as non-circulating (archives, reserve, reference or special collection)
Delivery of articles varies but it is not uncommon for librarians to receive PDF copies of articles within a day or two. More obscure journals may take 5-10 days to arrive. Books and videos typically take 10 days to 2 weeks to arrive. The time taken for materials to arrive depends upon how quickly lending libraries and document suppliers can fill the request.
Loan Period and Renewal
The loan period and renewal options are determined by the lending library. Photocopies of articles need not be returned. Users may renew material by contacting the Library Director. Renewal requests must be made at least 2 days prior to the due date. Late requests will not be considered.
All interlibrary loan materials must be returned to the Library Director. Interlibrary loan materials must be returned by the due date. Late return of materials jeopardizes the ability of our library to borrow from other libraries in our ILL systems.
Late Fees and Lost Item Replacement Fees
The user is responsible for all charges assessed by the lending library for lost or damaged materials. An item is considered lost after it is 30 days overdue. The user is responsible for all late or replacement charges for items borrowed in his/her name.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. The law stipulates that a photocopy or a reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The library reserves the right to refuse a copying request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would involve violation of the fair use provision of the copyright law. Use in excess of the fair use provision may require payment of a copyright fee, either by the Library or by the requestor. The Library is responsible for recording and storing all borrowing requests for up to three years.