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3. Inter-library loans

This Loan procedures manual has been produced for Queensland independent public library staff using the resources provided at State Library.

Due to renovations of the Cannon Hill facility loans from and visits to Public Library Services have been temporarily suspended. Titles can be reserved via the RLQ Catalogue and borrowed from other RLQ libraries. Items will be sent directly from the holding library. No boxes will be accepted at Cannon Hill during renovation. Please keep your returns in your library until further notice. Stay tuned for updates.

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3. Inter-library loans

SLQ Public Library Development provides a support service for inter-library loans to libraries.  All collections held by SLQ Public Library Development are available for loan.

3.1 Requests to SLQ Public Library Development

Reserves may be placed on the RLQ catalogue using your library barcode and password. Your library barcode and password is provided to you and will be unique to the RLQ network.  Reserves can be placed for an item that is on loan or on order.  The first available copy will satisfy the reservation.

Reserved items are sent for an eight week loan period - if you need more time you may renew items online through the "Items on Loan" facility on the catalogue.  This will allow you one online renewal, if there are no reservations pending on the item.

Ensure the pick-up location in the catalogue is Public Library Services (PLS).  Staff will manage the loan.  Any questions regarding loans should be directed to - not to individual RLQ locations.

Items may also be requested directly from State Library Collections using the OneSearch catalogue.  Your library name and barcode has been supplied to you and is unique to the OneSearch catalogue.

3.2 SLQ Public Library Development loan periods

Reserve Collection items – 8 weeks loan
Special collections sent in bulk - 12 months (LOTE; Audio books; Adult literacy)

3.3 Lost and damaged books

Should a borrower lose a book or return a book damaged, the Average Price List can be used to determine the replacement charge. If the borrowing library is aware that a short term or bulk loan item is missing, please complete the Lost and damaged book report form so SLQ Public Library Development loan records can be kept up-to-date.

Last updated
28th September 2017