Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Policy

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services provided by TC Thomas J. Garland Library enable students, faculty, and staff of Tusculum College the opportunity to borrow books and obtain photocopies of journal articles from other institutions when the material is not available at TC Library.  Users of this service should note:

The average waiting period for receipt of requested book materials is 2 weeks.  The average waiting period for receipt of a  journal article  is 3 to 7 days. Garland Library will make every effort to ensure that notification of the receipt of requested materials are made to borrowers as soon as possible. Please contact the library directly regarding the Interlibrary Loan of ERIC Documents (ED).

The required electronic request forms are available on the library website under Request Forms or by clicking on the links below.  The number of loan forms processed per person is four (4) per week. 

 Book Request Form      Article Request Form

Books may be picked up at either the Greeneville or Knoxville library locations unless other arrangements are made. For alternative delivery options please call 1-800-729-0256 ext. 5124.  All borrowed books must be returned to Garland Library Greeneville or Knoxville by the indicated due date.

Articles may be picked up at the library locations above, sent via  U.S. Postal mail, or emailed to the patron upon request. Any photocopy and lender fees must be paid upon receipt of the materials by the requestor. 

PLEASE NOTE: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose except private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. This may apply to software and other non-print formats as well. For more information see the TC Library Copyright Information Page.

Lending Charges

Borrowers will assume costs that lending libraries may charge for requested items.  If cost is above the allowable amount indicated on the borrower's form,  a librarian will contact the borrower for permission and verification that the borrower will pay for the additional fee before continuing to process the request.  If a borrower is unwilling to pay additional fees, the library reserves the right to cancel a request or to explore alternative methods of obtaining the material within the cost parameters provided by the borrower.   

Users requesting Interlibrary Loans will be made aware of their responsibility  for the borrowed material and assumption of all replacement costs if material is overdue, lost, or damaged. 

Check or money orders should be made out and sent to:
Tusculum College Garland  Library
P.O. Box 5005
Greeneville TN  37743.
Please enclose a copy of the billing invoice with payment when mailing.

Reviewed  and approved by faculty ad hoc committee of Programs & Policies August 5, 2009.