Reciprocal Borrowing

Reciprocal borrowing privileges between the libraries of the 28 public colleges and the 12 public universities are one part of the Florida Distance Learning Library Initiative. Created in 1997, the Initiative is the library component of Florida's distance education programs in higher education. The Florida Institute on Public Postsecondary Distance Learning oversees the Initiative, which is a cooperative effort of the Community College System, the State University System, and the State Library of Florida.

Current Santa Fe College students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials from any of the other 27 public college libraries or any of the 12 public university libraries in Florida, including the University of Florida, as long as they have an SFID card. For the University of Florida, please complete the Access to Library Services Application two business days prior to visiting the UF Libraries.

Some materials (such as eBooks) and services are not available to reciprocal borrowers.

Reciprocal borrowers must follow the policies of the lending library. If students fail to return items to a lending library, a flag will be added to their SF records.

Current students, faculty, and staff at other Florida public colleges and universities are also eligible for reciprocal borrowing privileges at Santa Fe College.