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Library Policies

Library Cards

The SCF Library has several types of borrowers. 

Currently Enrolled Students, Staff & Faculty

If you are a currently enrolled student [2, 4 year & dual enrolled], staff or faculty, your SCF ID Card is your library card.  You may borrow from the following collections:

  • Circulation [3 weeks]
  • Student Choice Books [3 weeks]
  • Student Choice DVDs [7 days]
  • Reserves [In house use only]
  • Young Adult [3 weeks]
  • Child [3 weeks]
  • Periodicals [7 days]
  • Equipment [varies - see Library Guide]

Priviliges also include:

  • Inter Library Loan
  • Remote Access to online resources [articles, ebooks & streaming video]

SCF Collegiate School Students (grades 6-10)

Your SCFCS ID Card is your library card.  You may borrow from the following collections:

  • Circulation [5 weeks]
  • Young Adult [5 weeks]
  • Child [5 weeks]

 Privileges also include:

  •  Remote Access to online resources [articles, ebooks & streaming video]

SCF Emeritus

 Retired SCF staff or faculty may bring in a Manatee, Sarasota or Charolotte County Public Library Card and along with your SCF ID number and a photo ID request privileges.  You may borrow from the following collections:

  •  Circulation [3 weeks]
  • Student Choice Books [3 weeks]
  • Young Adult [3 weeks]
  • Child [3 weeks]
  • Periodicals [7 days]

 Privileges also include:

  •  Inter-Library Loan

Community 

The SCF Libraries participate in the TBLC reciprocal borrowing agreement.  For a list of member libraries and agreement specifics, check their page at https://tblc.org/programsandservices/reciprocalborrowing/

Patrons with a current Manatee, Sarasota or Charlotte County Public Library Card and a photo ID may register for borrowing privileges.

You must take your public library card and register with SCF Public Safety (bldg. 14 in Bradenton, bldg. 500 in Venice) and sign the SCF Library application form.  SCF Community cards are required for entry into the SCF Library and are valid for one year. 

You may borrow from the following collections:

  • Circulation [3 weeks]
  • Student Choice (Books only)  [3 weeks]
  • Young Adult [3 weeks]
  • Child [3 weeks]

Community borrowers are not eligible for Inter-Library Loan or remote access to SCF licensed eResources.  Copying & printing is not available at this time.

Other College Students

The SCF Library is also part of a reciprocal borrowing agreement with all community colleges and all Florida Public Universities. Any currently enrolled student in good standing (no overdue materials) may borrow books from these participating schools.

  • You must bring your current student ID from your originating school and a photo ID and complete the FL Colleges Form. Bring the form and ID to Public Safety (Building #14 in Bradenton - Building #500 in Venice) to be issued a SCF Guest Card. Card is required to enter the Library gates in Bradenton.
  • Private colleges and universities are not part of this agreement.
  • Books must be returned to the SCF library, not your originating school library.
  • Overdues from any institution will affect your borrowing privileges. 
  • Circulation [3 weeks]
  • Student Choice (Books only)  [3 weeks]
  • Young Adult [3 weeks]
  • Child [3 weeks]

 

SCF Libraries - Mission Statement

Loan Periods

Loan Periods & Renewals

  • Circulation & Student Choice Books - 3 weeks - may be renewed up to 3 times
  • Student Choice DVDs (limit 4 titles) - 1 week - not renewable
  • Periodicals (limit 2 issues) - 1 week - may be renewed 1 time
  • Inter Library Loan items - determined by lending library
  • Reserve items - 2 hours, in library use only
  • Equipment - varies - see Equipment Library Guide
  • Reference items - no checkout permitted

Study Rooms

Group Study Rooms

Group Study Rooms are available for student use.  In most study rooms, usage is "first come, first served," however priority is given to groups, disabled students and students that need to view DVDs or make recordings. 

Rooms and equipment are limited, so please plan accordingly if you need to view a speech or make a speech for class. 

Reservations are available for special rooms such as Digital Study Rooms, rooms for DRC students, faculty use, or editing. To view reservation options, go to the Library Calendar & Spaces page.

Director of Library Services

Food & Drinks

Food and Drinks

Happily food and closed drinks are permitted in the Library.  So bring your lunch or order that pizza for your study group.  There are a number of paper towel dispensers and garbage cans placed throughout the Library.  Please use care with Library materials or computers and notify staff of any spills as soon as possible.  Thanks!