ERIC Number: ED214533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
External User Services. SPEC Kit #73.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
This collection of policies for providing access to the collections and services of research libraries for users who are not associated with the library's parent institution includes six examples of general access policies, three documents on reference service, five statements of circulation policies, and descriptions of four cooperative agreements. General access policies from Brown, Georgetown, New York, and Northwestern Universities, the Utah College Library Council, and the University of Utah address such issues as borrowing and reading privileges, fee and nonfee access, circulation regulations and use of collections, equipment, and special facilities. Reference service policies are presented for Colorado State University and the University of New Mexico, as well as the results of a survey of reference questions in three British Columbia university libraries. User categories, lending conditions, loan regulations, and circulation policy are the focus of statements on borrowing privileges from the Universities of Alberta, British Columbia, Cincinnati and Colorado/Boulder, and Emory University. The final section presents the Duke University and University of North Carolina cooperative library lending agreement, the Infopass Program of the Illinois Regional Council, reciprocal borrowing statement of the Pittsburgh Regional Library Center, and a reciprocal agreement between State Technical Institute and the University of Tennessee/Knoxville. (RBF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Criteria, Fees, Higher Education, Library Circulation, Library Cooperation, Library Services, National Surveys, Position Papers, Reference Services, Research Libraries
SPEC, ARL Office of Management Studies, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington DC 20036 ($15.00, prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
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