|Getting an OK-Share Library Card|
|Abuse of Library Privileges|
The OK-Share card system allows for borrowing privileges at participating OK-Share academic institutions. To obtain an OK-Share card, students, staff, and faculty members at Oklahoma Christian must come to the Beam Library's circulation desk and fill out an application. If they are in good standing with the Beam Library (e.g., no overdue books, fines, etc.), then the Library will issue them an OK-Share card. The card will be valid for a semester, and will entitle the bearer to check out two (2) books from any one of the participating libraries. Most participating libraries will require a photo ID as well as the OK-Share card. Each participating library will have its own rules concerning circulation (e.g., how long the book may be checked out), and OC students, staff, and faculty must sign an agreement to follow the rules for each library whose books they borrow. Books should be returned directly to the appropriate library; the Beam Library is not responsible for returning books borrowed from other libraries.
OK-Share card borrowers are allowed two books in their possession at one time. The suggested loan period is two weeks for faculty, students and staff. Circulation and renewal of materials is governed by the local policies of the lending library. Use of the electronic reference tools and databases may not be available to OK-Share card borrowers.
To borrow material from a cooperating academic library, present your current OK-Share card from the Beam Library at the circulation desk of the lending library. Other photo identification, such as driver's license, may be required by lending libraries. The lending library will provide a courtesy card to the faculty, student, or staff member of a participating Oklahoma educational institution. This courtesy card may be used at the specific lending library that issued the card only.The OK-Share courtesy card must be presented each time you borrow a book at a participating OK-Share library. There are NO exceptions to this requirement. No expired card will be honored. You are responsible for all items charged to your name and barcode number. Notify the circulation desk of each cooperating library you use immediately if your card is lost or stolen. A $5.00 charge for a second OK-Share courtesy card and barcode replacement must be paid to the appropriate lending library. Books should be returned to the library where the library materials were borrowed. Materials returned by mail should be sent by first class, insured mail within the loan period prescribed by the lending library. Materials sent by post office or parcel service must be insured for a minimum of $100.
Materials are due on the date/time indicated on the date due slip presented at checkout or as noted on any recall or rush recall notice. The library is not responsible for notifying borrowers that materials are overdue. As a courtesy, overdue notices are mailed out according to the circulation policies and practices of the lending library.
OK-Share card borrowers are billed for fines for materials returned late and for replacement fees for materials lost or presumed by the lending library to be lost. A non-refundable billing charge will be added to the charges for all materials lost or presumed lost.
OK-Share card borrowers are responsible for maintaining current addresses with the circulation department of the Beam Library and the cooperating library or libraries they use.
Courtesy borrowers who fail to abide by library regulations or who have delinquent bills will have their borrowing privileges suspended and will be reported by the lending library to the Beam Library. Abuse of library privileges may result in sanctions at both the Beam Library and the library of the cooperating educational institution. Failure to return library materials may result in further collection procedures with the possibility of being referred to law enforcement agencies for appropriate action under Oklahoma law.
Library users are subject to the regular circulation policies, fine and fees schedules of the cooperating lending library. Failure to follow policies or schedules may result in withdrawal of circulation and user privileges and/or referral of user to their home educational institution library for withdrawal of OK-Share card/courtesy card privileges.
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