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The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FIL) has updated its Best Practice Guidelines with regard to items lost in transit. Previously, FIL advised that the requesting library was responsible for items on interlibrary loan, from the moment they leave the supplying library until their safe return. Now, in line with common practice and with the British Library's policy, the guidelines have been reworded as follows.

"The requester library is responsible for an item upon its receipt from a responder library until it has been received back by the responder library on its return."

For the purposes of this guideline, proof of delivery on an automated system or from the courier counts as receipt of an item.

The Best Practice Guidelines may be found in full on the FIL website.