A single library cannot have every item in its collection that patrons may want to use. In order to provide access to materials not owned by the library, it will often request a copy from another library through Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a cooperative agreement among libraries that allows libraries to borrow materials from each other for the benefit of their patrons.
Library Express policies are influenced by two external sources:
EKU Libraries Interlibrary Loan Copyright Compliance Policy outlines procedure followed by Library Express that advocates for the Fair Use Doctrine (17 U.S. Code § 107) while satisfying the requirements of Copyright Law (17 U.S. Code § 108) and RUSA's Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States.