Cooperative Borrowing Agreements

 

East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

This agreement, effective September 1, 1997, is entered into by and between The Appalachian State University (ASU) and East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for the purposes of establishing terms and conditions under which ASU and ETSU will make certain library resources available for use by authorized students, faculty, or staff of the respective institutions.

AGREED

  1. This agreement shall become effective on September 1, 1997, and shall continue in effect indefinitely unless terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days written notice.
  2. ASU agrees:
    • To make borrowing privileges available to students, faculty, and staff of ETSU who are authorized by a Responsibility Form to use library borrowing privileges for materials from ASU Libraries. Borrowing privileges are for books in the circulating collections. Services that will not be provided by ASU Libraries under this agreement include, but are not limited to: loans of periodicals, microforms, audiovisual or reserve materials; online searches; or interlibrary loans.
    • To grant access within the ASU Libraries to all books, reference materials, audiovisual materials, periodicals, and microform materials.
    • To accept financial responsibility for the return of borrowed materials, and pay ETSU for lost materials or other outstanding obligations arising under this agreement upon receipt of statement from ETSU pursuant to the charges and fines schedule set forth in Appendix B to this agreement.
  3. ETSU agrees:
    • To make borrowing privileges available to students, faculty, and staff of ASU who are authorized by ASU to use library borrowing privileges for materials from ASU Libraries. Borrowing privileges are for books in the circulating collections. Services that will not be provided by ETSU Libraries under this agreement include, but are not limited to: loans of periodicals, microforms, audiovisual or reserve materials; online searches; or interlibrary loans.
    • To grant access within the ETSU Libraries to all books, reference materials, audiovisual materials, periodicals, and microform materials.
    • To accept financial responsibility for the return of borrowed materials, and pay ASU for lost materials or other outstanding obligations arising under this agreement upon receipt of statement from ASU pursuant to the charges and fines schedule set forth in Appendix A to this agreement.
  4. Either institution may revoke the borrowing privileges of any faculty, staff, or student of either institution upon written notice.

APPENDIX A

Borrowing Library Materials from Appalachian State University

To provide wider access to information sources, East Tennessee State University may offer its students, faculty, and staff personal borrowing privileges at Appalachian State University Libraries. This borrowing agreement is initiated by completing a Responsibility Form with an authorized signature.

The following conditions apply:

  1. A current ETSU ID card must be presented to borrow ASU materials.
  2. Borrowing regulations from the ASU libraries include:
    • Three week loan period for circulating books, except for circulating Appalachian Collection materials which are loaned for two weeks; no periodicals, reserve, or audiovisual loans.
    • Books are subject to immediate recall. The date due will be modified to ten days from the date of recall.
    • Fines will be computed at the rate of $ .20 per day, to a maximum of $10 per item.
    • Failure to return books results in a bill for replacement, which includes a $20 processing fee, and an average cost of the book charged to the borrower.
    • A borrower is blocked from borrowing additional library materials when a fine or other outstanding obligation of $5 has accumulated.
    • Privileges expire on the date indicated on the Responsibility Form, not to exceed one year, unless revoked at an earlier date.
  3. Continued assessment of overdue fines will result in the suspension of borrowing privileges at ASU Libraries and sanctions authorized by ETSU policies.

APPENDIX B

Borrowing Library Materials from East Tennessee State University

To provide wider access to information sources, Appalachian State University may offer its students, faculty, and staff personal borrowing privileges at ETSU Libraries. This borrowing agreement is initiated by completing a Responsibility Form with an authorized signature.

The following conditions apply:

  1. No fee is charged for the borrower's card.
  2. Borrowing regulations from the ETSU libraries include:
    • Two week loan period for circulating books; no periodicals, reserve, or Instructional Media Center loans.
    • A limit of five items may be charged to a borrower at any given time.
    • Books are subject to immediate recall. The date due will be modified to seven days from the date of recall.
    • Fines will be computed at the rate of $ .25 per day, to a maximum of $10 per item.
    • Failure to return books results in a bill for replacement, which includes a $10 processing fee, $10 maximum fine, and an average cost of the book charged to the borrower.
    • A borrower is blocked from borrowing additional library materials when any fine or other outstanding obligation has accumulated.
    • Borrowers' cards are not transferable and will be required for charging materials.
    • Privileges expire on the date indicated on the Responsibility Form, not to exceed one year, unless revoked at an earlier date.
  3. Continued assessment of overdue fines will result in the suspension of borrowing privileges at ETSU Libraries and sanctions authorized by ASU policies.

 

Lees-McRae College

Agreement signed October, 2001

This agreement, effective September 10, 2001, is entered into by and between Appalachian State University (ASU) and Lees-McRae College (LMC) for the purposes of establishing terms and conditions under which ASU will make certain library resources available for use by authorized students, faculty, or staff of LMC.

AGREED

This agreement will become effective on September 10, 2001, and will continue in effect indefinitely unless terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days written notice.

ASU agrees:

  1. To make borrowing privileges available to faculty, staff and students of LMC upon presentation of a valid Lees-McRae picture ID and an Authorization Form signed by a Lees-McRae librarian. Services that will not be provided by ASU Library under this agreement include, but are not limited to: loans of periodicals, audiovisual materials (including films/videos/DVDs), microforms, reserve materials, or any non-circulating or restricted items; librarian-mediated online searches; remote access to electronic materials; or, ABC Express or interlibrary loans.
  2. To grant access within ASU Library to all books, reference materials, periodicals, microform materials, and non-reserve electronic resources.

LMC agrees:

  1. To make a one-time, non-refundable payment to ASU Library in the sum of $250.00.
  2. To, when faculty, staff and students fail to do so, accept financial responsibility for the return of borrowed materials, and pay ASU for lost materials or other outstanding obligations arising under this agreement upon receipt of a statement from ASU Library pursuant to the charges and fines schedule set forth in Appendix A to this agreement.

Either institution may revoke the borrowing privileges of any faculty, staff, or student of LMC upon written notice.

APPENDIX A

Borrowing Library Materials from Appalachian State University

To provide wider access to information sources, Lees-McRae College may offer its students, faculty, and staff personal borrowing privileges at Appalachian State University Library. This borrowing agreement is initiated by bringing an Authorization Form with an authorized signature.

The following conditions apply:

    1. A LMC ID card and the signed authorization form must be presented to the 1st floor Circulation services des to borrow ASU materials.
    2. Borrowing regulations from the ASU libraries include:
      1. Three week loan period for circulating books, except for Browsing and circulating Appalachian Collection materials which are loaned for two weeks. Renewals may be permitted on some items and are automatically granted if there are no holds on the item. Telephone and online renewals are permitted.
      2. Items are subject to immediate recall, which may modify the due date.
      3. Fines will be computed at the rate of $ .20 per day, to a maximum of $15 per item.
      4. Failure to return items within 30 days of the due date will result in a bill for a replacement. The bill includes a $20 processing fee, and an average cost of the item charged to the borrower. For most items the average cost is $40.00.
      5. A borrower is blocked from borrowing additional library materials when a fine or other outstanding obligation of $60 has accumulated.
      6. Continued assessment of overdue fines will result in the suspension of borrowing privileges at ASU Library and sanctions authorized by LMC policies.
    3. Notices are sent to email addresses. Should a patron not have an email address, notices may be sent by postal mail. Failure to receive or read a notice does not release the patron from overdue fines and bills.
    4. Privileges expire on the date indicated on the Authorization Form.
    5. Faculty, staff and students must present their LMC card in order to borrow materials. ASU will affix an ASU patron barcode to the LMC card. The person to whom the card has been issued is responsible for its use, including any misuse. If a card is lost or stolen, the party to whom it was issued will be held responsible until it is reported to a fulltime ASU Library staff member.

LIBRARY RESPONSIBILITY FORM (AUTHORIZATION FORM)

To gain access to these privileges, the individual must:

      1. be currently enrolled at Lees-McRae.
      2. complete the responsibility form at Lees-McRae and obtain an authorized signature.
      3. present the Responsibility Form and a valid Lees-McRae ID to the Circulation Desk at Belk Library for registration in the patron database.

The following conditions apply:

      1. No fee is charged.
      2. Borrowing regulations are determined by ASU Library.
      3. Each person taking advantage of the privileges provided by this agreement acknowledges responsibility to return materials to the ASU Library.
      4. Each person borrowing materials under this agreement is obligated to reimburse ASU Library in the same manner as if materials were borrowed from Lees-McRae and shall, in default, be obligated for charges to Lees-McRae and subject to withholding of payments and transcripts, and other similar sanctions applied to Lees-McRae students.
      5. Privileges expire on the date set by Lees-McRae.

Agreement updated in 2004 to reflect the fact that Lees-McRae no longer uses validation stickers on their IDs.


Northeast State Technical Community College

Agreement Dated August, 21, 1996

Students at Northeast State Technical Community College-Mountain City, Tenn. may check out materials from the A.S.U. Library with a valid NSTCC identification card. All A.S.U. Library rules and regulations will apply to NSTCC students.

Northeast State Technical Community College-Mountain City, Tenn. students are responsible for paying their overdue fines. There is a four-day grace period following the due date for which no fines are charged. The fine rate is twenty cents per day per book. One overdue notice will be sent to the student. If material is not returned within three weeks of the due date, the account will be considered delinquent and accounts will be forwarded to NSTCC. These students will not be allowed to graduate, receive grades or register for the next quarter at NSTCC.

NSTCC ID cards are not accepted for Media Services, Films/Videos/DVDs, or Interlibrary Loan. Cards may not be used to check out sound recordings from the Music Library.

In lieu of a $10 fee required from each student, Northeast State Technical Community College has made an initial deposit of $250 to A.S.U. Library. This amount will cover the replacement cost for any lost item plus any unpaid fines. If items are not returned and fines paid within two months following notification to Northeast State Technical Community College-Mountain City, Tenn., the amount will be deducted from the deposit. No reimbursement/credits will be issued. Once the deposit is depleted, NTSCC will make another deposit in an amount to be determined.

 

Jung Tao School for Classical Chinese Medicine

Agreement Dated October 5, 1999

Students at Jung Tao School for Classical Chinese Medicine may check out materials from the Appalachian State University Library with a valid Jung Tao School identification card. All Appalachian Library rules and regulations will apply to Jung Tao School students, and are subject to change at the discretion of the Library Administration.

Jung Tao School students are responsible for paying their overdue fines. There is a four-day grace period following the due date for which no fines are charged. The fine rate is twenty cents per day per book. One overdue notice will be sent to the student. If material is not returned within three weeks of the due date, the account will be considered delinquent. Two weeks prior to the end of the Jung Tao School term, information concerning delinquent accounts will be forwarded to Jung Tao School. If the School is unable to ensure the students clear their delinquent accounts at the Appalachian Library, then the School will assume responsibility for clearing the accounts. At the commencement of this agreement, Jung Tao School will make an initial deposit of $250 to the Appalachian Library. This amount will cover the replacement cost for any lost item plus unpaid fines. If items are not returned and fines paid within two months following notification to Jung Tao School, the amount will be deducted from the deposit. No reimbursements/credits will be issued. Once the deposit is depleted, Jung Tao School will make another deposit in an amount to be determined.

Services that will not be provided by Appalachian State University Library under this agreement include, but are not limited to: loans of periodicals, microforms, reserve materials, films/videos/dvds, materials from the Music Library and the Appalachian Collection, or any non-circulating or restricted items; librarian mediated online searches; ABC Express or Interlibrary Loan; or, remote access to electronic resources.

Agreement amended by Appalachian, January 9, 2007

Since Jung Tao School for Classical Chinese Medicine is no longer issuing Jung Tao School identification cards, students at Jung Tao School for Classical Chinese Medicine must present a letter on Jung Tao letterhead, signed by a Jung Tao official and indicating that they are currently enrolled in the program. Appalachian State University Library will then provide them with a library card and privileges until the end of the current Appalachian academic term.

 

Borrowing Privileges, Loan Periods, and Fine/Fee Structure

  Main Stacks Gov. Documents Browsing Periodicals Laptops Movies Group Study Rooms
Loan Period 21 days 21 days 21 days In-house use only -- -- --
Renewals 2 2 1 (7 days) -- -- -- --

Fines

.20/day or $15 max .20/day or $15 max .20/day or $15 max -- -- -- --
Recall Fines additional .50/day additional .50/day additional .50/day -- -- -- --
Replacement Fees $40 + $20 processing fee = $60 $40 + $20 processing fee = $60 $40 + $20 processing fee = $60 -- -- -- --
Maximum Items 99 99   -- -- -- --
Recalls After 21 days After 21 days After 7 days -- -- -- --