The University of Alabama
Interlibrary Loan Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program
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The Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program allows faculty members of participating institutions borrowing privileges and on-site access to the collections of some of the most important research libraries in North America.

The Program

To promote and facilitate scholarly research and communication among members of their facilities, the university research libraries (members of the Association of Research Libraries) have established a program to provide broader access to scholarly materials. Under the aegis of the Research Libraries Advisory Committee to OCLC (RLAC), the libraries have developed an agreement to extend library privileges to faculty members of other research universities.

The program generally applies to the faculty based on the main campus of the participating institution. The home institution determines who is eligible for a Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card. The lending library determines whether the card will be accepted for on-site and /or borrowing.

List of participating institutions

How Faculty Participate

Materials may be used on the premises of the owning library or may be borrowed, depending on the policies of the lending library.

Privileges vary from institution to institution. Faculty members intending to visit a participating library should ask their home libraries to check online in the OCLC Name-Address Directory for the limitations and relevant policies and practices of the prospective lending library.

A faculty member from an institution participating in the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program may request a Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card from the home library. To borrow materials, the visiting faculty member must present the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card and any other identification the lending library requires at the main campus library of any participating institution.

It is the Responsibility of Faculty Members to . . .

  • Ask the home library to check the OCLC online Name-Address Directory record for information pertinent to the institution they plan to visit
  • Present identification when requesting a Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card from the home library and show that card, along with other required identification, when borrowing materials from another library
  • Observe the regulations of the lending library
  • Return materials, in person or by mail, within the loan period prescribed by the lending library
  • Return materials immediately, in person or by express mail, if recalled by the lending library
  • Pay any and all fines or other charges incurred due to late return of materials or damage to materials

Please note that this a program of privileges. At its discretion, a participating institution may suspend the privileges of its own faculty members or of the faculty members of another participating institution.

Participating Institutions

American University
Andrews University
Arizona State University
Ball State University
Biola University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University
Carleton University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Catholic University of America
Clark Atlanta University
Clark University
Claremont College
Clemson University
Cleveland State University
College of William & Mary
Colorado State University
Dalhousie University
Drake University
Duke University
Emory University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida State University
Fordham University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Hofstra University
Howard University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana State University
Indiana University/ Bloomington
Iowa State University
John Hopkins University
Kansas State University
Kent State University
Lehigh University
Louisiana State University
Louisiana Tech University
Loyola University of Chicago
Marquette University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McMaster University
Miami University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Mississippi State University, Starkville
Montana State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newberry Library
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northern Illinois University
Ohio State University
Ohio University
Oklahoma State University
Old Dominion University
Oregon State University
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Purdue University
Queen's University
Rice University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Saint John's University
Smithsonian Institute
South Dakota State University
Southern Illinois University/ Carbondale
Southern Methodist University
State University of New York at Albany
State University of New York at Buffalo
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Stevens Institute of Technology
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tennessee Technological University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
Texas Tech University
Texas Women's University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University Laval
University of Alabama/Birmingham
University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa
University of Alberta
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of British Colombia
University of California/Berkeley
University of California/Davis
University of California/Irvine
University of California/Los Angeles
University of California/Riverside
University of California/San Diego
University of California/Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado/Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Georgia
University of Guelph
University of Hawaii
University of Houston
University of Idaho/Moscow
University of Illinois/Chicago
University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Maine
University of Manitoba
University of Maryland/Baltimore County
University of Maryland/College Park
University of Massachusetts/Amherst
University of Massachusetts/Lowell
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri/Columbia
University of Missouri/Kansas City
University of Missouri/Rolla
University of Missouri/St. Louis
University of Montana
University of Nebraska/Lincoln
University of New Brunswick
University of New Hampshire
University of New Mexico
University of New Orleans
University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina/Greensboro
University of North Dakota
University of North Texas
University of Northern Colorado
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Ottawa
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rhode Island
University of Saskatchewan
University of South Carolina
University of South Dakota
University of Southern California
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Southwestern Louisiana
University of Tennessee/Knoxville
University of Texas/Arlington
University of Texas/Austin
University of Texas/Dallas
University of the Pacific
University of Toledo
University of Toronto
University of Tulsa
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
University of Windsor
University of Wisconsin/Madison
University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee
University of Wyoming
Utah State University
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Wake Forest University
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wayne State University
West Virginia University
Western Michigan University
Wichita State University
Wright State University
York University