The Theosophical Society in America

About Borrowing

About Borrowing

Borrowing Privileges

Membership in the Theosophical Society in America includes library borrowing privileges (in person or by mail); however, members must register for this benefit with the library. Nonmembers may register for library privileges for an annual fee of $30.00 (local borrower), $40.00 (mail borrower), or $150.00 (life member of the library). Borrowing privileges are limited to persons residing in the United States. Click here for a User Registration Form, which can be printed out. It must be filled out, signed, and sent to the library by postal mail or fax. Instructions are included on the form.

Loan Policy

Type of Material

Loan Period

Late Fee
Per Day

Maximum
Late Fee

Loss or Damage
Processing Fee

Local

Mail

Book

4 weeks

6 weeks

25¢ per item

$20.00

$10.00

Audio Recording

4 weeks

6 weeks

25¢ per item

$20.00

$10.00

Video Recording

2 weeks

6 weeks

25¢ per item

$20.00

$10.00

 

 

* To ensure the timely availability of material to all our patrons, late fees are assessed on all past due materials.

 

** A processing fee of $10 per title will be charged for any materials lost or damaged while in the patron’s possession. Additionally, the patron is responsible for the item’s replacement cost, plus applicable overdue fines.

 

Renewal Process

Registered users of the library participate in automatic renewal of materials for up to two renewals after the initial loan unless the item is overdue or on hold for another library patron. 

 

Borrowing by Mail

  • ELIGIBILITY: The Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library can lend materials only to persons residing within the United States.
  • REQUEST FORMS: Requests to borrow materials by mail should be made in writing. A preprinted order form is available upon request. Registered users of the library may place borrowing requests directly from the Online Library Catalog.
  • DUE DATE: The due date on material borrowed by mail allows two additional weeks for travel time. Materials must be returned to reach the library by the due date specified.
  • SHIPPING: Borrowed materials may be returned in the same packaging in which they were received, by using the return labels provided. All materials may be shipped through some trackable means or insured which includes tracking. Borrowers pay the return postage.

 

Online Catalog

The Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library is the center of an online catalog shared with other Theosophical libraries, currently the library of the New York Theosophical Society and the Krotona Library (Ojai, California).To go to the Theosophical Society Libraries Online Catalog.

 

 

Request Form

Form for Borrowing Library Materials

Borrowing privileges are limited to current members of the Theosophical Society in America or of the Olcott Memorial Library. Materials held by the Krotona and New York TS libraries cannot be borrowed by mail.         
 
 
 
 
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