OCLC Borrowers

Purpose and Scope: 
To describe the procedures related to OCLC (Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program: Canada and U.S.)

a) The Canadian Universities Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement extends free reciprocal borrowing privileges to faculty from participating Canadian/U.S. Universities (some restrictions apply).

-privileges: -15 item borrowing limit, 2week loan, automatic renewal X 8 weeks
-no placing holds, using I.L.L.O. or borrowing reserve items
-no remote database access

For Faculty from other Universities borrowing at Leddy Library:
-must show OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card, valid I.D. from home
university and a 2nd picture identification to verify identity and address

-if they have borrowed from Leddy before, use existing record
-if they have not borrowed from Leddy before, a new record must be created:
-patron must fill out an External Borrower’s Application form
-register the patron (create a patron record):
-Primary Identifier: patron’s barcode
-User group: Community Borrower
-Expiration date: end of the semester
-Add Note: OCLC - name of university – expires (e.g.) Nov. 1,
-make patron’s barcode an identifier

-give patron with a UWin Guest card; make a label for the card with his/her name a
Name, and add a barcode to the back of the card
-provide patron with a copy of “Services for External Borrowers”
-place External Borrower Application in the cash till
-Patrons must adhere to all borrowing provisions contained in the Regulations for
External Borrowers handout, and are liable for fees and fines which may be

OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program Procedures for Windsor Faculty, going to libraries in the United States

• An OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Card is available from the Direct Borrower’s Binder
• The patron’s circulation status at Leddy Library must be in good standing
• The member of University of Windsor faculty proceeds to the lending institution and produces the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Card along with valid ID from the University of Windsor at the Circulation desk of the lending institution
• The U of W faculty member is bound by the restrictions of the lending institution.
• The U of W faculty member is responsible for returning borrowed materials to the lending institution
• The U of W faculty member is responsible for any fines or fees incurred as a result of the borrowing of materials from the lending institution