This program of the Act supports the sharing of library materials through interlibrary loan. Library resources needed by a library user and not available in the user's library may be made available to the user via interlibrary loan.
(a) Members of regional library networks are eligible to obtain interlibrary loans and to receive reimbursement for interlibrary loans under the provisions of this chapter. A library shall agree both to extend interlibrary loan services and initiate interlibrary loan requests for its primary clientele in order to participate in this program.
(b) An interlibrary loan shall result in reimbursement under Education Code Section 18844(a) if it consists of the loan of a library material in any format or if it consists of the provision of a copy in lieu of loan of a library material from one member of a regional library network to another member of any regional library network statewide.
(c) Interlibrary loan protocols shall be established through subsequent rulemaking conducted under the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, commencing at Section 11340).
(d) Reimbursable costs are those handling costs and delivery costs which a lending library incurs in filling a successfully completed interlibrary loan request.
(e) The reimbursement formula and procedures shall be established through subsequent rulemaking conducted under the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, commencing at Section 11340).
(f) To obtain reimbursement, a regional library network member shall provide to the state board an invoice detailing its interlibrary loan transactions for the appropriate period. For audit purposes, a record of these invoices must be maintained for four years.
Education Code 18821
Education Code 18844(a)
(Added by Register 2000, No. 19)