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Reciprocal Borrowing for UofS Students, Faculty & Staff
 
  • Borrowing privileges  and fees for services vary among libraries.
  • You are expected to abide by the regulations of each host library including fines and loan periods.
  • Contact the destination library to learn about privileges and fees prior to your departure.

Borrowing In-person at Other Canadian University Libraries

  • There is currently a National Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement in place that ensures that faculty, staff, and students from participating Canadian universities are permitted in-person access to the library collections of other participating universities.

Getting Your Reciprocal Borrower's Card

  • Before leaving UofS:
    • Present your current UofS card at the circulation desk of any campus library.
    • Members in good standing will be issued a COPPUL card valid to the end of the academic year, August 31st.
  • At the university library where you are seeking privileges:
    • Present your COPPUL card to staff at the circulation desk.
    • You will be issued a separate library card for that library.
    • Keep you COPPUL card as you may need to present it again.

UofS Faculty Using University Libraries in the United States

  • Through the U of S Library's association with OCLC and the Association of Research Libraries, reciprocal borrowing privileges are extended to U of S faculty at many research libraries across North America.
  • Privileges vary from institution to institution and it is best to check with the institution that you plan to use before you leave.
  • Before leaving UofS:
    • Present your current UofS card at the circulation desk of any campus library.
    • Members in good standing will be issued a OCLC card valid to the end of the academic year, August 31st.
  • At the university library where you are seeking privileges:
    • Go to the circulation desk and present your OCLC card