Patrons Associated with Other Universities
privileges in all divisions are extended to faculty of institutions
of higher education. Access-only cards are authorized in the Library Administration Office, 611 GLB,
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., 322-3478. After authorization, visiting faculty
visit the Commodore Card Office in order to be issued an access-only card. Borrowing privileges
are not included in this program.
Faculty Borrowing Privileges:
and facilitate scholarly research and communication among members
of their faculties, the university research libraries (members
of the Association of Research Libraries) of OCLC have established
a program to provide broader access to scholarly materials. Under
the aegis of the Research Libraries Advisory Committee to OCLC
(RLAC), the libraries have developed an agreement to extend library
privileges to faculty members of other research universities that
are ARL members. Borrowing privileges in all divisions excluding
the Biomedical Library are extended to faculty at institutions
that are members of RLAC.
institutions that provide borrowing privileges via the Reciprocal
Faculty Borrowing Program (RFBP) are listed below.
generally applies to the faculty based on the main campus of the
participating institution. The home institution determines who
is eligible for a Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card. The
lending library determines whether the card will be accepted for
on-site use/and or borrowing.
may be used on the premises of the owning library or may be borrowed,
depending on the policies of the lending library.
vary from institution to institution. Faculty members intending
to visit a participating library should ask their home libraries
to check online in the OCLC Name-Address Directory for the limitations
and relevant policies and practices of the prospective lending
member from an institution participating in the Reciprocal Faculty
Borrowing Program may request a Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program
card from the home library. To borrow materials, the visiting
faculty member must present the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program
card and any other identification the lending library requires
at the main campus library of any participating institution.
IT IS THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF FACULTY MEMBERS TO ...
* Ask the
home library to check the OCLC online Name-Address Directory record
for information pertinent to the institution they plan to visit.
* Present identification when requesting a Reciprocal Faculty
Borrowing Program 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.
* Return materials immediately, in person or by express mail,
if recalled by the lending library.
* Pay any and all fines or other charges incurred due to late
return of materials or damage to materials.
that this is a program of privileges. At its discretion, a participating
institution may suspend the privileges of its own faculty members
or of the faculty members of another participating institution.
to apply for cards under this program should contact Pat Johnson, Library Administration, at 322-7100.