Information Update - Spring 1999

From the Library Director

As we begin the Spring 1999 semester, the Weinberg Library is pleased to announce a new on-site faculty borrowing program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI). Faculty members from 28 PALCI academic institutions have been granted on-site reciprocal borrowing privileges. This pilot program will conclude at the end of the 1998/1999 academic year. At the end of the period, participating institutions will evaluate the program.
 
Participating libraries have set their own policies regarding borrowing privileges. A list of institutions and details of their policies (e.g., lengths of a loan, number of items that may be borrowed, etc.) are available at our Library at the Reference Desk and in the Director's Office.
 
The University of Scranton Weinberg Library is responsible for authenticating its faculty members. Each University of Scranton faculty member wishing to participate must request an on-site faculty borrowing authorization form from the Weinberg Library. Faculty may pick up copies of the form at the Library's Reference Desk or in the Library's Administrative Office. On a faculty member's initial visit to another institution, he/she will need to bring this form verifying his/her affiliation with The University of Scranton and the requested expiration date for borrowing privileges.
 
The University of Scranton Weinberg Library is responsible for ensuring the return of materials or for making restitution.
 
Additionally, several PALCI institutions are participating in a free photocopy service for journal article requests. Please contact the Interlibrary Loan department at ext. 4003 for additional information.
 
Please give us your feedback on these new consortia agreements.
 
Charles Kratz, Library Director
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