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OLS: MORE Principles of Cooperation

  1. Libraries will share any circulating resource with any Ohio library patron. Requests will be filled in accordance with the requesting library's policies.
  2. Libraries will make resource sharing an integral part of library service to their patrons and commit to staff and patron training.
  3. The borrowing library is responsible for the circulation, retrieval, and return of borrowed items.
  4. The lending library will absorb the cost of any lost or damaged materials.
  5. Libraries will use the statewide resource sharing delivery system and pay for contracted delivery costs.
  6. Libraries will process statewide resource sharing requests daily.
  7. Loan periods, including renewals, will conform to the borrowing library's lending policies and will not exceed six months.
  8. Libraries will designate a statewide resource sharing contact person and provide this information to the State Library of Ohio. This information will be distributed and updated as needed.

A PDF contract form of the "Principles of Cooperation" is also available.