138 · SPEC Kit 295
University of Minnesota
Access to Collections
3.1. Introduction – Primary access to materials deposited in MLAC is through lending and
photocopy services to individual users through their local libraries. MLAC performance
targets call for material requested through interlibrary loan by noon to be sent out the
same day. Materials in MLAC may be used by any library user on-site in Andersen
3.2 Operation for Access -- MLAC staff will:
a) Retrieve requested items from the stacks.
b) Check out items
c) Prepare items for shipment via the appropriate delivery method.
d) Process returned items.
3.3 Collection Access
3.3.1 Reading Room Use: All library users may use the reading room for any MLAC materials
Monday through Friday.
Stack Access: There is no stack access to the materials in storage.
Paging & Retrieval: Anyone can request items from MLAC either through their local
library’s procedures for intralibrary loans or interlibrary loans through MINITEX. On
demand paging is not available at this time.
Direct lending at Andersen Library is not offered. Patrons may check out MLAC
materials from their home library in accordance with that library’s policies.
3.3.5 Loan Periods: Lending is dependent on the type of item and the strength of MLAC
Monographs: circulate as standard interlibrary loan items.
• First copy is restricted to use in Andersen Library.
• Second copy as identified by MLAC circulates for one week.
Reference material and other selected material: circulation defined by depositing
• Restricted to use in Andersen Library.
• Restricted to use in another library in the state.
3.3.6 Photocopy: There will be a coin-operated photocopy machine available, which also will
use a standard U of MN library copy card.