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Borrowing & Other Privileges

Your Gator1Card acts as your library card. Here's how you use your library card

Your GatorLink email account

Your Account

You can check your borrower information online to:

Returning Materials

Smathers Libraries Fine Rates

Borrower Status Circulation Period Check-Out Limit Interlibrary Loan/Uborrow Database Access More...
UF Undergraduate 3 weeks 100 items Y Y Out a semester?
UF Graduate Student 8 weeks 250 items Y Y Out a semester?
UF Faculty up to 6 months (fixed due date) 350 items Y Y Proxy
PK Yonge Faculty up to 6 months (fixed due date) 350 items Y Y  
UF Faculty Adjunct or Post-Doc up to 6 months (fixed due date) 350 items Y Y  
Courtesy Faculty up to 6 months 350 Y Y (for remote access, use UFID)  
Other UF Faculty Affiliate 8 weeks 100 items Y on-site application
International Scholar 8 weeks 100 items Y on-site application
Class Auditor 3 weeks 100 items Y Y no
Visiting Scholar 8 weeks 100 items Y on-site application
UF Emeritus Faculty up to 6 months (fixed due date) 350 items Y Y application
Retired UF Faculty 8 weeks 100 items Y Y application
UF Staff 8 weeks 100 items Y Y  
PK Yonge Staff 8 weeks 100 items Y Y  
OPS Staff 8 weeks 100 items Y Y  
UF Foundation & Athletic Association Staff 3 weeks 10 items Y Y application
Retired UF Staff 3 weeks 10 items N on-site application
PK Yonge Student 3 weeks 5 items N N  
UF Special Program: Under 3 Weeks 3 days 5 items N on-site  
UF Special Program: 3 Weeks or More 1 week 5 items N on-site  
Spouse or Domestic Partner of UF Faculty/Staff/Student 3 weeks 10 items N on-site application
State University System (Florida) Faculty/Staff/Student 3 weeks 10 items N on-site  
Florida Community College System Faculty/Staff/Student 3 weeks 5 items N on-site  
Community Borrower 3 weeks 10 items N on-site application
Oak Hammock Resident 3 weeks 10 items N on-site application
UF Presidents Council 3 weeks 10 items N on-site application
Library Friend 8 weeks 10 items N limited** Become a friend!
UF Alumni Association Member 3 weeks 10 items N limited** application
ADA Proxy Borrower N/A N/A N/A N/A application

 

** Alumni Association Members or Library Friends who donate at the Book Friend level and above will have access to Academic Search Premier and Business Source Premier.

Exceptions to circulation periods and check-out limits

There are certain types of Library material which only circulate for a specific period of time and cannot be renewed or recalled. 

Material Type Loan Period
Laptops*** 2 hours
Ipads***** 1 week
Study Rooms**** 2 hours
Accessible Equipment 2 hours
Bound Journals varies by location
Videos and DVDs varies by location
Government Documents varies by material
Reserve Material varies by location
Current Periodicals, Newspapers, Microforms and Atlases varies by location
Special Collections material in-library use only
All other media items (cassettes, slides, phonodiscs, etc...) varies by location
Maps varies by location
Reference in-library use only

 

 

*** Laptops circulate only to current University of Florida students, faculty and staff.

**** Study rooms circulate only to current University of Florida students.

***** Ipads circulate only to current University of Florida students.

Health Science Center General Library Loan Policies

Legal Information Center Loan Policies

You can check your borrower information online to:

To view your account information, click on the MY Accounts tab on the main library web page, and log in using your Gatorlink user ID and password.