I asked our ILL Librarian about what we do for damage to ILL books in our care. Her response below:
Hi Gary - We don't have a written policy - We refer to the National ILL code. In practice when one of our patrons damages a book from another library we will ask that library what they would like us to do to compensate them.
Sometimes this will involve purchasing another copy on their behalf or paying a bill.
Depending on the severity of the damage we will also bill the patron.
The National ILL code states that the borrowing library is responsible for the lent material as soon as it leaves the other library (see http://www.ala.org/ala/rusa/rusaprotools/referenceguide/interlibrary.htm
section 4.9 )
hope this helps - Kathy
owner-padg@xxxxxxx [mailto:owner-padg@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Karen Brown
Dear PADG Colleagues:
The University at
I am hoping that some of you would be willing to share your insights, or even more, your documentation, to support this process -- i.e., policies or procedures for damaged ILL materials.
Thank you in advance for your ideas, advise, and assistance.
All the best,
Karen E.K. Brown