Lending Policy

Monographs

  • Monographs contained in the MCEER Information Service (IS) collection do not circulate outside of the IS office.
  • Exceptions exist for the following classes of borrowers: University at Buffalo faculty, staff, valid proxy-card holders, and other academic institutions.
  • The loan period for monographs circulated to any member of the aforementioned patron groups is 14 days (measured from the date the item is borrowed by the individual or received by the academic institution and including weekends/holidays).
  • University at Buffalo faculty, staff, and proxy-card holders must show a current university ID (or current proxy-card along with a university ID) and complete an IS Local Borrower’s Agreement form.
  • Academic institutions will receive a Remote Borrower’s Agreement form, which must be completed and returned prior to borrowing the requested item.
  • The borrower, or in the case of academic institutions the borrowing institution, is solely responsible for damage to or loss of a monograph. Replacement costs may vary.
  • Applicable fees and return policies apply as stated below.

A-V Materials

  • A-V Materials contained in the IS in-house collection do not circulate outside of the IS office.
  • Exceptions exist for the following classes of borrowers: University at Buffalo faculty, staff, valid proxy-card holders, and other academic institutions.
  • The loan period for A-V materials circulated to any member of the aforementioned patron groups is 14 days (measured from the date the item is borrowed by the individual or received by the academic institution and including weekends/holidays).
  • University at Buffalo faculty, staff, and proxy-card holders must show a current university ID (or current proxy-card along with a university ID) and complete an IS Local Borrower’s Agreement form.
  • Academic institutions will receive a Remote Borrower’s Agreement form, which must be completed and returned prior to borrowing the requested item.
  • The borrower, or in the case of academic institutions the borrowing institution, is solely responsible for damage to or loss of an A-V item. Replacement costs may vary.
  • Applicable fees and return policies apply as stated below.

Multimedia Materials

  • CDs & DVDs contained in the IS collection do not circulate outside of the office.
  • Exceptions exist for the following classes of borrowers: University at Buffalo faculty, staff, and valid proxy-card holders.
  • The loan period for CDs circulated to any member of the aforementioned patron groups is 3 days (measured from the date the item is borrowed by the individual and including weekends/holidays).
  • University at Buffalo faculty, staff, and proxy-card holders must show a current university ID (or current proxy-card along with a university ID) and complete an IS Local Borrower’s Agreement form.
  • The borrower is solely responsible for damage to or loss of a CD. Replacement costs may vary.
  • Applicable fees and return policies apply as stated below.

Fees

  • Non-UB patrons will be charged a $15.00 fee per item, plus postage.
  • Special shipping/handling requests will be charged in addition to the $15.00 fee.

Return Policy

  • Items may be hand-delivered to the IS office on or before the date due.
  • Items may be returned at the borrower’s expense by insured first class mail (or other delivery service) on or before date due to the attention of the Information Specialist.