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Public Proxy Borrower Policy

Active University of Florida faculty and users with disabilities registered with the ADA Office are authorized to have proxy borrower privileges.  

The proxy borrower privilege is a service that facilitates faculty research by allowing designated individuals to check out library materials on behalf of faculty members as well as allowing flexibility to patrons with disabilities.  This privilege extends to all libraries on campus.

Who can have a proxy borrower?

• Faculty Members

• Users with a disability registered at the ADA office

Who can be a proxy borrower?

• Anyone who has been given the proxy borrower card

What does a proxy borrower need in order to check out material?

• The proxy borrower card.

How long will items be checked out with a proxy borrower card?

• The proxy borrower card will allow whoever holds it to borrow on behalf of the faculty member or ADA patron, with the same loan periods and privileges that said faculty or ADA patron would have in person. 

What won’t the card do?

• The proxy borrower card will not allow renewals or access to UF Library databases from off campus. It does not act as any sort of ID.


The faculty member or the user with a disability is wholly responsible for materials checked out by their proxy borrower.  If the proxy borrower card is lost or stolen it is the faculty member or the user with a disability responsibility to notify Jim Stevens ((352) 273-2528) so that it can be disabled.