Fax Charges and Interlibrary Loan Policies
Policy on Fax Charges
The cost for sending a personal FAX will be $2.00 for the first page (standard paper sizes), and $1.00 for the proceeding pages. The cost of phone charges for this is included if the call is within the United States. For international calls, the customer would need a phone credit card to charge to.
The cost for receiving a personal FAX would be $1.00 per page. Information sent to a branch from the reference department (such as a copy of a magazine article) is only 25 cents per page.
Policy on Interlibrary Loan
Library users may ask for the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System to request items from other Libraries outside the Library System, normally known as interlibrary loan. These requests will be filled to the best of the Library System's ability, knowing that there are certain items that other Libraries do not lend out.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a special service the Library System provides to its patrons. To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, you must have a valid library card with current personal information and no fines.
Users will be charged $3.00 for each item which is acquired through the Inter-Library loan system. Users will be responsible for late fees and the costs for unrecoverable items under normal Library policy. A person may submit and have up to 5 active requests at a time.
Policy on Lending Library Artifacts
Library artifacts may be borrowed by Museums, Arts & Science Centers, Universities, Colleges, Libraries and other appropriate institutions that may have a valid need to borrow the artifact for display. Library artifacts may be borrowed under the following circumstances:
That the institution sends an official written request for borrowing the artifact. The request must state the purpose for borrowing the artifact, the security the institution has to assure the artifact will be in a protected area, the insurance carried, a description of the facilities where the artifact will be displayed, and a statement of accepting full responsibility for the safety and preservation of the artifact.
That the institution will state in writing, as part of the display, the artifact is the property of the Pine Bluff / Jefferson County Library System.
That the Library Board must approve the loaning of the artifact. (The Executive Committee can approve the loaning of the artifact if the Library Board does not meet before the artifact is needed. The Library Board will be notified at the next meeting of the Executive Committee action.)
Artifacts may be borrowed for a maximum period of six (6) months, although the time period may be renewed or altered under special situations with Library Board approval. Requests go through the Director who will determine if, in his/her opinion, the request is valid and reasonable. The Director will forward reasonable requests to the Library Board (or Executive Committee) for approval. The Director will be sure that proper files are kept on artifacts loaned out. The Director will inform the board in writing when artifacts are returned.