Answered By: William Gee
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2014     Views: 70

Failure to return borrowed materials by the due date or the renewed due date will result in the suspension of your interlibrary loan privileges until the items are returned. If you repeatedly return items late, your privledge to take interlibrary loan materials outside the library might be suspended.

If a lending library sends an invoice to replace an overdue item, or if you damage or lose an item, you will be responsible to pay it. You may pay the owning library directly, most often by check but many also accept credit cards, or you may pay your library (either Joyner Library or Laupus Library) by cash, check, or credit card.

Failure to return materials or to pay invoices might also cause your library circulation account to be suspended and your university registrar account to be tagged, which prevents class registration, graduation, and the release of transcripts, until the issue is resolved. Faculty and staff who do not pay invoices will be turned over to ECU Human Resources for collection by payroll. The North Carolina Attorney General's Office and private collection agencies may also be involved to collect unpaid debts. 

If you ever do damage an interlibrary loan item, report it to you library's Interlibrary Loan office immediately. Do NOT attempt to make repairs yourself; commonly used tape, glue, and other household supplies are not what libraries use to repair materials.

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