Circulation

Approved by the ARLIS Founders Board on May 29, 2008
ARLIS shares a catalog and circulation system and participates in cooperative borrowing with Anchorage Public Libraries (APL), UAA/APU Consortium Library (UAA), and Anchorage Museum Library.  ARLIS loans materials to patrons using library cards from any participating library and most borrowing privileges are uniform.

Founding agency staff may check out an unlimited number of ARLIS items for 4 weeks with unlimited renewals, with the exception of kits, furs, skulls and mounts which circulate to all borrowers for 2 weeks with one renewal.  Library users not affiliated with a founding agency may check out up to 25 ARLIS items at a time for 4 weeks with one renewal for most materials.  Two kits may be checked out for 2 weeks with one renewal and are included in the 25-item limit.

ARLIS loans materials to library users and other libraries according to the table below.  Some restrictions may apply.  Exceptions may be made for founding agency staff and other libraries at the discretion of ARLIS reference and interlibrary loan staff.

Circulation policy