CTBL Book Selection Policy
CTBL Braille Policy
CTBL Collection Development Policy
CTBL Collection Maintenance Policy
CTBL Digital Talking Book Machine Migration Policy
CTBL Interlibrary Loan Policies
CTBL Loan Policy
CTBL Interlibrary Loan Policies
CTBL Interlibrary Loan Policy for CTBL Patrons:
Patron Reserves: Because of the great demand for new books, classics, and
other categories of poplar materials, it is often necessary to put books on
reserve for CTBL patrons. The term “reserve” refers to books being sent on a
delayed basis as they become available.
Student Requests: CTBL recognizes the special case need of students to
receive materials in a timely manner. Therefore, if an audio book is
requested and is unavailable, and it is stated that it is being used for
a school assignment, CTBL will immediately make a copy on demand or request
a copy from the Multistate Center by telephone.
Book Club Requests: Book club requests will be treated as student requests.
Books Produced by Other Regional Libraries: CTBL cooperates with other
libraries around the country in an exchange program of locally produced
materials. If a book needed by a patron is available from another library,
CTBL will request it according to the other library’s ILL guidelines. The
only exception is that CTBL cannot request textbooks from Recording for the
Blind & Dyslexic for patrons.
Braille Interlibrary Loans: CTBL will request titles through interlibrary loan
from the Multistate Center
for a CTBL patron when the requested title is not in our collection.
CTBL Interlibrary Loan Policy for Requests to CTBL:
Purpose: As part of the cooperative network serving all NLS regional libraries throughout the country, CTBL will make locally recorded books and
other materials available to other network participants according to the
following rules and with the stated limitations:
Terms of Loan: CTBL will loan materials directly to other participating
network libraries. We will loan copies of tapes that exist in our circulation
If the requesting library needs to have a book sent directly to a patron,
either because of processing problems or time considerations, the requesting
library must provide that information to CTBL in the ILL request. The loaned
book will be processed on the library's computer file, sent directly to the
patron and an acknowledgement will be sent to the requesting library
confirming of the date of the loan or reserve.
Audio Books will be loaned to the requesting library for sixty (60) days. If the
book is not returned to CTBL, it will remain as part of the circulation
history of the participating library.
If an audio book is unavailable, it will be reserved to the requesting
library, not to the library's patron, and will be sent to the library as it
becomes available. The library should maintain their own records of the
ILL School Requests: If a book is being requested to fulfill a school
assignment, and the requesting library indicates this need, we will expedite
the order to the best of our ability.
Future Revision: This policy will be reviewed periodically, and revised as
necessary to ensure the continued growth of the collection. (revised