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UF Unaffiliated Circulation Policies

These policies pertain to operations in the Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Education Library, Marston Science Library, Smathers Library, Law Library and Library West and storage collections

PLEASE NOTE: Interlibrary Loan services, remote access to UF proprietary databases, and use of certain materials are restricted to current UF students, faculty, and staff.

Click on the link located beneath 'Borrower Category' below for the relevent application form, and return completed application to Circulation Services for processing.

Borrower Category
Loan Period
# of Items
Remote Access
Member of the Alumni Association or Howe Society
$30 / 4 months* or $75/year
3 weeks
Member of the General Public with Approved Application
$40 / 4 months* or $100/year
3 weeks

*There is no prorating of fees to accommodate longer or shorter time periods.

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Borrower Responsibilities

Renewing Library Privileges

Borrowing Library Materials Renewals Returning Library Materials Requesting An Item Not On the Shelf Materials Recalled For Other Borrowers Lost/Damaged Materials

Lost Item Replacement Policy
When library materials are misplaced, not returned or renewed after the due date has passed, Smathers Libraries declares the materials “Lost” and will begin the replacement process.  The libraries will attempt to quickly replace lost items with an exact copy, an updated edition of the title, or a similar title (see process chart below for Library action timeframe).  The libraries no longer refund replacement costs for items that are returned after replacement copies are ordered. Overdue fines related to lost items are not increasing and are not refundable if the book is subsequently returned. Specific fines and fees are delineated at the Library Fines & Fees page
This policy and billing cycle pertains to the Smathers Libraries only and excludes the Health Science Center Libraries and the Legal Information Center. Please refer to their web sites for billing policies.

Overdue Consequences Bills For Library Materials Borrower Responsibilities Confidentiality Of Circulation Records