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PK Yonge Junior/Senior Circulation Policies
These policies pertain to operations in the Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Education Library, Marston Science Library, Music Librar, 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.
# of Items
3 wks before end of PKY school year
The Special Borrowers Card issued by the PK Yonge librarian serves as your UF Library Card. You are also required to show photo identification, either your PK Yonge ID card or Drivers License. Present your library card at any UF library circulation desk to charge out materials.
Borrowing Library Materials
- Most library materials circulate for three weeks to P.K. Yonge students in eleventh and twelfth grades.
- Some items (e.g., special loan materials within the active collection, reserve items, video recordings) do not circulate or circulate for shorter periods.
- Borrowers are responsible for returning materials on or before the due date stamped in each item.
- The Libraries send an email courtesy notice approximately 7 days before the due date.
- Failure to receive this notice does not exempt the borrower from fines.
Returning Library Materials
- Library materials may be returned at any UF library location and bookdrops are available when the libraries are closed.
Exceptions: Interlibrary loans, reserves, videos, and items from the Map & Imagery and Mead Libraries must be returned at a Circulation desk.
- If returning materials by mail, please use the appropriate address of the owning library; use a carrier that offers a delivery receipt.
- Materials may be renewed at any circulation desk or by using the online renewal service accessible from "your account" in the UF Library Catalog.
• Items requested by, and recalled for, another borrower.
• Items for which renewals are not allowed (reserves, periodicals, etc.).
• Reserves, videos, and items from the Map & Imagery Library.
Note: An overdue item will prevent use of the Online Renewal Service to renew any charged items.
Materials Recalled For Other Borrowers
- If an item in circulation is requested by another user, the library sends an email recall notice to the borrower. The recall due date overrides the original due date, and the date stamped on the date due slip.
- Upon returning it, the borrower may complete a new request for the item.
- Materials needed for course reserve are due immediately. Failure to respond promptly to recall notices is regarded as a very serious infraction of borrowing privileges. The library will suspend borrowing privileges and may take other action.
- Borrowers must report immediately to the library materials lost, damaged or destroyed.
- Borrowing privileges are suspended and are not reinstated until the user has accounted for all non-returned items.
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 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 THIS LINK
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.
- Failure to return or renew materials on or before the due date will result in blocked library privileges.
- Overdue fine rates are posted at the Library Fines & Fees Page
Bills For Library Materials
- Library fines and replacement costs are collected by University Financial Services.
- Bills are paid through the UF Accounts Receivable Office, S-113 Criser Hall, and payment options are found at http://fa.ufl.edu/bursar/
- Overdue fines, replacement fines, and replacement costs are not refunded.
- A Gator 1 card used for borrowing may not be loaned to another person. The cardholder is responsible for all costs and consequences of card misuse. If a Gator 1 card used for borrowing is lost or stolen, it is the responsibility of the cardholder to notify the Smathers or Mead Libraries immediately to deactivate the card.
- The Libraries will correspond with borrowers via the Mead Librarian. It is the borrower's responsibility to check the status of their account.
Confidentiality Of Circulation Records
- Library circulation records are confidential information. Library staff will not provide any information concerning who currently has an item except as required by law.
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