OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program
The OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program enables faculty members to directly access library collections at participating research libraries in the United States and Canada.
Click here for a list of institutions participating in the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program.
Full-Time Florida State University Faculty
- Any current, Florida State University faculty member may participate in the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program.
- FSU faculty should consult the list of participants in the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program to verify if a university is listed.
- FSU faculty should contact their library liaison, or the Collections Access department, to receive an OCLC Borrowing Card.
- Access and privileges for visiting faculty vary from institution to institution. FSU faculty members visiting other libraries are expected to follow the policies of the institution they are visiting.
Visiting Faculty from Other OCLC Program Institutions
- The Florida State University Libraries offers borrowing privileges to faculty from institutions that participate in the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program.
- Faculty from participating institutions should contact their home university library to obtain an OCLC Borrowing Card.
- Upon arrival at FSU, visiting faculty should bring the OCLC Borrowing Card and a valid university ID to the Circulation Desk of any library on the FSU campus. Circulation staff will verify faculty status and issue an FSU special borrower’s card. Visiting faculty will be expected to follow FSU Libraries' borrowing privileges and policies.
Responsibilities of the Faculty Member
- Present identification when requesting an OCLC Borrowing Card from the home library and show that card, along with other required identification, when borrowing materials from another library.
- Observe the regulations of the lending library.
- Return materials, in person or by mail, within the loan period prescribed by the lending library.
- As a courtesy, if a material is recalled by the lending library, it is requested that materials be returned as soon as possible, either in person or by express mail.
- Pay all fines or other charges incurred due to late return of materials or damage to materials.