Periodical Routing Policies

  • The Normandale Library offers periodical routing to current faculty and staff.
  • Faculty and staff may request to be added to routing lists by contacting Kim Christianson (x8291), Library Periodicals Technician. There is no limit to the number of routing lists in which an individual may participate.
  • Faculty and staff may request to receive any of the periodicals on the routing list; individuals are not limited by their department, discipline, or other affiliation.
  • Each individual on the routing list may keep the issue for five business days. Individuals may request to be temporarily removed from routing service if they will be away from campus for an extended period of time.
  • Periodicals will be sent through campus mail. Members of the routing list are responsible for sending the periodical to the next person on the list or returning it to the Library.
  • The order of the routing list is determined on a first-come-first-serve basis (the first person to request a particular title will be the first person on the routing list). However, lists may be reordered if individuals are persistently late in passing along the routed item.
  • Routed periodicals cannot be renewed and must be passed to the next member of the routing list. However, those wanting to read a routed periodical for longer than the allotted three days may check it out again under the normal loan period, once it has cycled through the routing list.
  • The Library will route the second most recent issue of a title. The most current issue is always on display for in-library use.
  • The Library maintains a current list of periodicals available for routing. Departments may request that titles purchased with their funds not be included in the routing service so that students have access to these resources in the Library. Please contact Rosalie Bunge (x8296), Acquisitions Librarian, to add or remove a departmental title from the routing list.
  • The Library may remove individuals from routing lists if periodicals are lost, damaged, or persistently overdue.