Interlibrary Loan Policy

The UCF Libraries Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services Department (ILL/DDS) follows the provisions for fair use of materials by libraries known as the CONTU (Commission on New Technological Uses) guidelines.

All UCF Libraries (John C. Hitt and branch campuses) are only allowed to request 5 articles (which is the cumulative total for John C. Hitt and branch campus libraries combined) during one calendar year from any one periodical for which the Libraries does not hold a current subscription. From the sixth request forward, if the UCF Libraries is asked to get an article for a patron from that same journal, a royalty fee will be paid to the copyright owner for each photocopy obtained. The Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services Department may decline to fill the request if the copyright fee is excessive or if copy permission cannot be obtained.

The Interlibrary Loan Department at the John C. Hitt Library will pay up to $25 per article. If the cost exceeds this amount, the requestor will be responsible for paying the remainder to obtain the article, after agreeing to the transaction.

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