For Individuals Who Belong to Subscribing Institutions
Out of respect for the creative process and in recognition of the intellectual property issues involved, IRMS will maintain the highest of ethical standards in our lending policies for our licensed resources.
For some time now it has been the policy of Iowa Religious Media Services to loan resources at no charge to individuals who belong to congregations who have purchased an annual subscription. It is the assumption of IRMS that these resources are only for the personal use of the borrowing individual.
In response to an increasing number of requests by individuals to use resources borrowed from IRMS through a church membership in that individual’s work environment, IRMS affirms that we will not knowingly provide resources for use in this context. Such usage is outside the scope of the licensing arrangements made between IRMS and the publishers of our resources at the time of purchase.
Likewise, an individual associated with a non-subscribing institution is barred from checking out resources for usage at a non-subscribing institution through another church’s subscription.
Some of the publishers with resources in our collection
Alternatives for Simple Living
Church World Service
Films for the Humanities and Sciences
Gateway Films/Vision Video
Heifer Project International
Liturgy Training Publications
Living the Questions
Publishers who have given IRMS curriculum samples
Center for Ministry Development
Good Ground Press
Harcourt Religion Publishers
Logos System Associates
Resources for Christian Living
St. Mary’s Press
Seasons of the Spirit