SILO Interlibrary Loan is open to any Iowa library with access to the Internet that is willing to abide by the provisions and protocols of the agreement.
As LENDING libraries, SILO ILL participants agree to:
Loan items to eligible libraries if the request is sent in an acceptable manner.
Assess no ILL charges to eligible Iowa libraries as detailed in the Access Plus Letter of Agreement.
Check the Internet for requests and responses on a regular basis (at least once per day when open).
Respond to requests from eligible Iowa libraries in a timely manner. If possible, respond to urgent requests within 4 hours.
Respond to SILO ILL using SILO ILL online forms.
Choose an appropriate method of delivery.
Provide updated status information on each pending request through SILO ILL.
Notify the SILO server when the library will not be accepting requests for more than 4 days.
As BORROWING libraries, SILO ILL participants agree to:
Use the SILO ILL online forms to send requests when borrowing through SILO ILL.
For items other than books, check the lending libraries policies before sending the ILL request.
Comply with the U.S. copyright law and patron confidentiality laws.
FAX requests only for urgent items, mark the item as "urgent", and precede the FAX with a call.
Use the SILO ILL protocols when sending requests:
First choice: Within the region
Second choice: Same type, considering:
Library size (smallest first)
Third choice: Libraries of different types (again, considering size).
Fourth choice: Libraries of last resort, including major lenders such as the State Library or the University libraries.
SILO ILL participants agree to list their holdings with the SILO Locator as follows:
Contribute MARC records and holdings (additions and deletions) to the SILO Locator.
Adhere to minimum cataloguing guidelines.
SILO ILL participants agree that they will not resell MARC records found on the SILO locator.