Olin Library

Reciprocal Borrowing

Current Students, Faculty, and Staff may make use of our reciprocal borrowing agreements with the University of Central Florida, and Winter Park Public Libraries.

Borrowing from UCF


In an effort to expand the library resources available to our respective patrons, the University of Central Florida Library and the Olin Library have entered into a reciprocal agreement to allow responsible patrons to borrow materials at both libraries.


All faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students in good standing with the home library (i.e. no unpaid fines, lost or damaged books, or record of excessive late returns) are eligible for borrowing privileges at the guest library.  Persons who are community or courtesy borrowers at the home library are not eligible under this agreement.

Application Procedure

1.  Pick up an application form at the Circulation Desk of your home library, complete it, and have it approved and signed.
2.  Take the completed form plus your campus photo ID card to the Circulation Desk of the guest library, where you will be issued a courtesy borrower's card.  You must present this courtesy borrower's card and your campus photo ID to check out materials.

Alternatively, you can pick up an application form at the Circulation Desk of the guest library, fill it out, and present it to the Circulation staff.  They will contact the home library for approval.  There may be up to half an hour delay to complete this process.  If there are any problems, you will need to get an approval signature from your home library as outlined above.

Length of Courtesy Privileges

Borrowing privileges at both libraries automatically cease whenever a student leaves school or a faculty or staff member terminates employment.  Otherwise, the courtesy borrowing privileges will normally be granted until May 15th of the current academic year.  After that date, a new application will have to be submitted.


The rules, regulations, loan periods, fines, etc. of the guest library are in effect for all materials borrowed from that library.  Materials borrowed from the guest library must be returned directly there.  Any delinquencies in returning materials, paying fines promptly, or paying for lost or damaged materials will lead to suspension of library privileges at both libraries.


If granted guest borrowing privileges, the patron understands that:

  • All materials should be returned when due.
  • will not borrow materials for others
  • will pay all fines and fees assessed for delinquent or unreturned materials.  If the fines and fees are not paid, the library is authorized to assess them against the patron's account and his status will be set as delinquent for both general circulating material and reserves materials at both Rollins and UCF.
  • guest privileges will be suspended or possibly revoked permanently if the patron becomes delinquent by more than 20 days, fails to pay a late charge within 20 days that materials are due, and/or if he incurs repeated delinquencies.
  • The patron accepts responsibility for return or replacement of all materials borrowed and all related processing fees, replacement fees, and/or collection fees.

Information from the University of Central Florida Library's website is available here.

Borrowing from Winter Park Public Library

Rollins students, faculty, and staff can now borrow from the Winter Park Public Library. Bring your R-Card to the WPPL front desk and they will get you registered.

Things to Know:

  • You can check out books and DVDs.
  • You return items directly to WPPL
  • Fines and lending periods are set by WPPL, not Rollins.
  • Borrowing privileges expire each year on May 9th but can be renewed.
  • Privileges do not include off-campus database access.

More information about the Winter Park Public Library is available on their website.