Interlibrary Loan Policy
Who May Borrow?
- Southern undergraduate students
- Southern graduate students
- Southern faculty and staff
- Southern distance education students
How Do I Borrow Materials?
Journal articles, books, and audio/visual material related to class assignments, faculty research, or staff continuing education and professional growth.
- Required course textbooks (some are on hold behind the circulation desk)
- Materials that already reside in McKee Library's collections
- Recreational reading, personal materials, and materials for relatives or friends
- Whole periodical issues or volumes
- Rare or valuable materials
- Bulky or fragile materials
- Books average ten days
- Journal articles average two days
McKee Library adheres to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Any person using the library's services is liable for any infringement.
Southern email accounts, and cell phone SMS (if chosen as one of your communication preferences within your interlibrary account), will be used for interlibrary loan notifications pertaining to your loan request(s). In cases where items are overdue, the borrower may also receive a phone call.
Most lending libraries will allow patrons to borrow a book for three to four weeks, with a possibility to renew for an additional two to four weeks. Those wishing to renew can submit a request through their interlibrary loan account.
To express our appreciation to the lending libraries for this privilege, we MUST return books promptly. Failure to return materials on time jeopardizes McKee Library's borrowing privileges with other libraries.
There are no interlibrary loan charges, but the patron is responsible for all costs associated with lost or damaged materials. Charges will vary depending on the type of material lost.
For more information about interlibrary loan, please contact Donald Martin.