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Reciprocal Borrowing for Visiting Students, Faculty & Staff

Visiting Scholars Borrowing In-person at the University Library

All reciprocal borrowers must present appropriate identification to receive privileges at the University Library. In most cases, this will include an identification card from their home library consortium (COPPUL, OCUL, CREPUQ, CAUL, or OCLC).

Borrowers from other member institutions under agreement with the University Library have access to the following services:

Borrow materials:

  • 25 item limit
  • standard loan periods apply
  • most collections available but no access to the Reserve Collection
  • 10 book hold (recall) limit

Interlibrary Loans

  • free access

E-resource access

  • generally through home institution library
  • some access from on campus and library public workstations
  • access to wireless internet available through Eduroam

Fees Policy

  • The University Library fees policy applies to reciprocal borrowers. Unpaid fee balances are reported to the borrower's home library for collection.

Saskatchewan Reciprocal Borrowing Program (UofR and Saskatchewan Polytechnic)

The libraries at the University of Saskatchewan (UofS), University of Regina (UofR) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic have agreed to a reciprocal borrowing program for current faculty, staff and students which allows:

  • in-person borrowing of library resources at any participating library (to a maximum of 25 items)
  • the ability to return borrowed items to any participating library; the receiving library is responsible for returning the items to the lending library.

To participate in this program, faculty, staff, and students must be in good standing at their home institution library, i.e. no outstanding charges, no overdue items, and have with them a valid library card from their home institution library. University Library staff will call the home institution for confimation. Faculty, staff, and students at other Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions are also eligible if, under pre-existing or future agreements with either the UofR, UofS, or Sask Polytechnic, they have library borrowing privileges at one of those institutions.