For libraries who do not have expiry dates on their library/student cards, you can issue a CPSLD Reciprocal Borrowing Card to your users to provide them access to other CPSLD library collections.
In the attached pdf file, you can enter your institution name to produce cards unique to your institution.
RECIPROCAL BORROWING POLICY
1. Council of Post-Secondary Library Directors Reciprocal Borrowing Policy Definitions Reciprocal Borrowing: Current students & employees of one publicly funded B.C. post-secondary institution are granted on-site borrowing privileges at another B.C. post-secondary institution library, free of charge, & that permission is reciprocated.
[Webster’s definition of reciprocal: -consisting of or functioning as a return in kind; corresponding to each other (e.g. “agreed to extend reciprocal privileges to each other’s citizens”)]
Members of the local community are granted on-site borrowing at a post-secondary library for a fee or free of charge.
Students & employees of one post-secondary educational institution are granted on-site borrowing privileges at another post-secondary library for a fee.
Students & employees of one post-secondary institution are granted on-site borrowing privileges at another post-secondary library free of charge, but that privilege is not reciprocated by the borrower’s institutional library.
CPSLD members agree to the principle of reciprocal borrowing between libraries for students & employees & will implement the practice of reciprocal borrowing if possible & within the mandate of the institution.
Students & employees must present proof that they are current students or employees of their home institution when borrowing materials from another institution library. Reciprocal borrowers are registered at the lending library according to the lending library’s practice (e.g. expiry date established by lending library).
Loan policies e.g. types of items loaned, number of items, length of borrowing period) of the lending library are followed. Materials must be returned to the lending library and will not be cleared from the borrower’s record until they reach the lending library. Any costs (for overdue fines, damaged or lost materials) are paid by the borrower to the lending library.
Current Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements
As of September 2008, all libraries have confirmed the information below is correct.
A. Libraries which do full reciprocal borrowing
The following libraries extend free reciprocal borrowing privileges to students and employees from all other CPSLD libraries:
B. Libraries with some restrictions on reciprocal borrowing
There are currently no CPSLD member libraries with restrictions on reciprocal borrowing.
Updated October 18, 2011.