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Service and Interlibrary Loan Policies

Service Policy

  • Sowams Library (SWE) is open to Barrington students and staff.
  • Sowams students, school district staff members, and parents can check out all items that are part of our regular circulation.
  • There are no overdue fines.
  • Lost or significantly damaged materials must be paid for at the cost of replacement.
  • Interlibrary loans requests can be placed by SWE patrons through the library staff.

Interlibrary Loan

  • All noninstructional items in circulation are available for interlibrary loan.
  • Library staff and patrons can submit interlibrary loan requests.
  • Interlibrary loan requests will be filled at the discretion of the school librarian.
  • Local patron hold requests take precedence over interlibrary loan requests for the same item.
  • Items that are specifically reserved for in-library or classroom use are temporarily excluded from interlibrary loan as needed.
  • An individual patron can request a maximum of two items at one time.
  • ILL requests will be filled (or declined) as quickly as possible.
  • There are no interlibrary loan fees or overdue fines.
  • Lost or significantly damaged items must be paid for at the cost of replacement. In certain circumstances, a replacement copy may be accepted.
  • Items borrowed through interlibrary loan have a 35 day loan period and can be renewed one time.