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Circulation Services

Policies and procedures for library services and materials

The SEFLIN One Card Program is a reciprocal borrowing program available to the libraries within the SEFLIN region (Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties). Participation in the program is voluntary. Benefits of the program include:

  • Providing expanded access for users of all library types
  • Providing quick access to materials for those motivated users willing to travel
  • Serving public library users who prefer to access a public library in a different county or municipality or an academic library
  • Serving academic library users who prefer using a different library more convenient to where they live or study
  • Providing access to AP or IB high school students are participating school districts across the region who can experience academic library materials likely not otherwise available at their school libraries
  • Serving secondary and post-secondary students enrolled in online courses who may reside in locations distant from their home institution
Each participating institution issues the SEFLIN One Card to its patrons, students, faculty, and professional library staff according to their policies.

Eligible Users of the One Card

One Cards are issued by participating libraries or library systems to their own library card holders. Library card holders must meet at least one of the criteria listed below to receive a One Card from their library. The library issuing the card will verify the eligibility criteria of the person requesting the card.
  • Any library user, 16 years old or older, who has a valid library card or the equivalent issued by one of the participating libraries or library systems
  • Staff persons belonging to participating libraries or library systems
  • Faculty members and students belonging to the participating libraries or institutions
  • Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate high school students (of any age) who have a valid library/media center card or the equivalent (The One Card will be issued only by the designated One Card administrator from the participating school system/district.)
  • All users must be in good standing at all participating institutions.
  • All borrowers must submit a second form of identification (current driver’s license, state identification, or school identification) along with the SEFLIN One Card to access borrowing privileges at participating libraries.

SEFLIN Borrower Responsibilities

  • Your SEFLIN OneCard is used to check out print materials from the U/C Library on Central Campus. 
  • The card holder is the only one eligible to use the issued OneCard. It is not transferrable to other individuals.
  • Borrowers are responsible for all items charged to their card and are responsible for the safe return of all library materials. If an item is lost, stolen, or damaged, the card holder is responsible for all replacement costs.
  • Appropriate posted fines and fees are applicable for overdue materials, reprocessing, rebinding, or lost items.
  • The willful mutilation or unauthorized removal of library materials will result in termination of OneCard privileges indefinitely.

Guidelines for One Card Borrowers

Member institutions participating in the One Card program will follow these lending guidelines:

  • A maximum of five (5) books may be borrowed in accordance with institutional limits.
  • 14-21 day checkout periods for books with one (1) renewal.
  • No interlibrary loan privileges will be granted.  Interlibrary loans must still be placed through the borrower’s home institution.
  • Limited/no borrowing of high-use, high-demand, or popular titles, (e.g. new materials, current textbooks, test preparation guides.)  Each library may impose restrictions on specific collections, items, special services, or privileges.
  • Borrower is responsible for all fines incurred for overdue late charges in accordance with lending library policies.
  • Borrower is responsible for all fines and fees incurred for lost or damaged materials.
  • The One Card expires after a calendar year or academic term.
  • The One Card becomes null and void upon user losing borrowing privileges at the home institution.
  • Delinquent borrowers will be sent an overdue notice and their home institution will be notified. 
  • Borrowed materials must be returned directly to the University/College Library.