Interlibrary Loan Lending Policy

Policy Summary

Interlibrary loan lending policies for libraries, archives, museums, and government agencies.

Resource Sharing Networks

The Foley Library participates in reciprocal borrowing with the following resource sharing networks:

  • Orbis Cascade Alliance
  • LVIS, ARIELVIS (Libraries Very Interested In Sharing)
  • AJCU (Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities)
  • CRRA (Catholic Research Resources Alliance)  
  • RapidILL

Libraries interested in reciprocal borrowing should contact us at 509-313-3824 or

Other Libraries and Organizations  

The Foley Library lends materials to all domestic and international libraries.  

  • Costs: Our loan or photocopy fee is $20 flat rate.
  • Billing: We accept IFM billing only.

Lending Guidelines

We will lend
  • Most General Collection items, including dissertations
  • Oversize materials if condition of items permits
  • Circulating Government Documents
  • Most visual materials (DVD, VHS)
  • Multi-volume works (may restrict total number of volumes loaned at any given time)
We will not lend
  • Reference or other non-circulating materials
  • Materials on reserve
  • Popular Collection Books
  • Print journal volumes or issues
  • Microforms
  • University Archives and Special Collections materials (exceptions may be granted by UASC librarians)
We will copy
  • Articles from print periodicals
  • A single chapter of a book
  • Articles that can be scanned from the University Archives & Special Collections department, if condition of item permits
  • Articles from electronic databases, if license permits
  • Articles on microfilm/fiche (note: we cannot physically lend microforms)
  • We deliver articles via Odyssey, Article Exchange, email, or USPS.
We cannot copy
  • In excess of 35 pages at a time (except by special request, as staff time permits)
  • An amount of a work that exceeds Fair Use.
  • Items that would be damaged by the scanning process

Lost or Damaged Items

Lost or damaged items will be charged a $90 replacement fee ($75 replacement + $15 processing fee). Replacement fees are non-refundable.