Published on August 25, 2014
Rev 10/1/2013 1) GENERAL a) Definitions i) Home Library (Public): The library jurisdiction in which a patron lives is the patron's Home Library. If the patron lives in an un-served area, then the library where they pay their non-resident fee is the Home Library. (This may or may not be a SHARE library). ii) Home Library (School, Academic, and Special libraries): the home library is the library that registers the patron. iii) Lending Library: The library that owns an item that is being lent. iv) Borrowing Library: The library or their patron that is borrowing an item from another library. v) Transacting Library: The library where a circulation transaction takes place. vi) Local holds: A circulation condition set by the library that limits holds to only that library's patrons. vii) Reciprocal Borrowing — A form of cooperative agreement between two or more libraries allowing their users on-site circulation privileges at another library. For purposes of this policy, reciprocal borrowing does not cover remote circulation (a means of allowing eligible library users to check out materials off site) or interlibrary loan. Definition of Reciprocal Borrowing from the ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Code (p. 8). viii) Non-SHARE patron: A patron with a valid Illinois public library card from a Non- SHARE public library. b) Patron Confidentiality i) The use of reading lists will be determined by each individual library. c) Sanctity of patron records i) Regarding sanctity of patron records, the library that registers the patron will own that record, and will accept full responsibility for maintaining correct information, with the exception of blocking and non-blocking notes, which can be added to a patron account by other libraries, taking into consideration patron confidentiality. Only that library can change information in the actual patron record.