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SCF Libraries Policies

Policies regarding library services and resources for SCF Libraries in all three campuses.

Requesting items from other libraries (Resource Sharing)

Intra SCF Libraries Loan (from campus to campus)


Obtaining Materials & Placing Requests 

  • The SCF Libraries share most materials between campuses, with the exception of items on Reserve or materials which are owned by specific programs (i.e. nursing equipment).   
  • Request are made online within the SCF Catalog and are typically available within 48 hours.
  • Patrons are notified by email when the requested item is available for them to pick up. 
  • Items not borrowed within 7 days are returned to the originating campus. 


Instructions to place a request:

  1. Find the item in the "Quick Search" catalog.
  2. Login (top right corner) with MySCF login and password.
  3. Click on item's title or scroll to the section called "Get it"
  4. Click "Request" and follow prompts, selecting the location to be picked up.

Detail of a book showing a link that says "request"


Inter- Library Loan (from other libraries)


Obtaining Materials & Placing Requests 

The SCF Libraries participate in Inter Library Loan, where SCF borrows materials from other libraries for patrons to borrow.  

  • The SCF Libraries recommend working with a librarian to facilitate these requests. 

Items from libraries in the shared catalog are requested online.  

  • Lending restrictions are set by the lending institution and may be recalled at anytime. 

Items requested from the OCLC World Share Discovery tool typically come from institutions other than Florida Academic Libraries.  

  • Lending restrictions are set by the lending institution and may be recalled at anytime. 

  • Patrons are responsible for replacing or paying any fines for lost or damaged materials, and these fines are set by the lending institution. 



Distance Learning &  Mail Requests 

The SCF Library will support materials requested by the DRC (Disability Resource Center), Dean of Students, or the Coordinator of Student Support or the Director, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence and Online Learning.

Upon request, SCF Library books can be mailed to: 

  •  distance students who do not come to campus and who live outside Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte Counties.   

Students are required to work with a librarian to ensure: 

  • that there isn't an online resource already available 

  • prompt delivery of SCF Library books. 

Currently there is no fee for this support and Students will be provided pre-paid return mailing packaging.