Borrowing From the Library

how this works

ALERT!!!

THE STACKS are closed for remodeling. To borrow zines …

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Who can borrow

and what are the responsibilities

ZINES ARE SHIPPED TO USA ADDRESSES ONLY. (Special handling for Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.)

BORROWERS MUST REGISTER with a valid email account and physical address.

BORROWERS MUST RETURN all their zines in a timely fashion before the next order is made.

BORROWERS MUST AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS  regarding scanning and copying. CRLL zines may not be scanned to share online or copied and redistributed.

BORROWERS ARE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE for damage to or loss of the zines.

 

What does it cost

and how do I pay

$6.00 COVERS THE SHIPPING of one box of zines to you by USPS Media Mail and provides a little extra to offset the expenses of the library. This is paid up-front to the librarian before your zines are boxed for mailing.

BORROWERS PAY the $6.00 with Paypal or with a check, cash, or money order mailed to the librarian. (Further instruction is provided at check out.)

BORROWERS ALSO PAY TO RETURN THE ZINES. The USPS Media Mail rate is about $5.00 per box. The total cost to borrow a box of zines and get it back to the library, then, is about $11.00.

An old, open book with a rose keeping place
An old, open book with a rose keeping place

What does it cost

and how do I pay

$6.00 COVERS THE SHIPPING of one box of zines to you by USPS Media Mail and provides a little extra to offset the expenses of the library. This is paid up-front to the librarian before your zines are boxed for mailing.

BORROWERS PAY the $6.00 with Paypal or with a check, cash, or money order mailed to the librarian. (Further instruction is provided at check out.)

BORROWERS ALSO PAY TO RETURN THE ZINES. The USPS Media Mail rate is about $5.00 per box. The total cost to borrow a box of zines and get it back to the library, then, is about $11.00.

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how many zines may I request

and how long may I keep them

YOU MAY BORROW A MAXIMUM OF 5 TITLES each order.

The shipping boxes generally hold five average-sized zines. If an oversized zine is ordered, it’s possible only four – or even fewer – will fit in the box. Your librarian will contact you if this is the case.

ZINES MAY BE KEPT FOR TWO MONTHS. Your enclosed invoice will note the return-by date.

What about returns

BORROWERS RETURN THE ZINES VIA THE USPS. The cost varies depending on the weight of the box, but you should expect to pay around $5.00 for Media Mail. 

PURCHASING INSURANCE IS A GOOD IDEA if you choose Media Mail to make your returns. Though not mandatory, the requisite fee might offer peace of mind. The cost to replace lost or damaged zines is about $20 per title (and some are even more expensive).  

A CRLL RETURN LABEL IS INCLUDED in your package. Use the same box for your returns. 

a stack of old books with a teacup and saucer atop the stack
a stack of old books with a teacup and saucer atop the stack

What about returns

BORROWERS RETURN THE ZINES VIA THE USPS. The cost varies depending on the weight of the box, but you should expect to pay around $5.00 for Media Mail.

PURCHASING INSURANCE IS A GOOD IDEA if you choose Media Mail to make your returns. Though not mandatory, the requisite fee might offer peace of mind. The cost to replace lost or damaged zines is about $20 per title (and some are even more expensive).

A CRLL RETURN LABEL IS INCLUDED in your package. You can mail the zines back in the same box.

The Next Step

VISIT THE COLLECTION

In hardcopy zines never (most likely) to be posted online, you’ll find riches beyond counting, treasures beyond measure: novellas, anthologies of stories, conzines, poetry, essays, newsletters, calendars, scripts, and art (so much art!), all available to borrow.

How can you resist signing up and making an order? The only question is how to choose …