RECIPROCAL USE PROGRAM

The BCLA Reciprocal Use Program permits faculty, staff, and students of participating ACA libraries to go in person to any participating ACA library and use or borrow materials, utilize electronic resources, etc. (use of electronic resources is subject to local campus policies). The user pays any standard fee charged by the lending library for a special borrower’s card. Interlibrary loan policies and procedures will be followed when the user does not go in person to the lending institution, but uses the resources of another institution to secure needed materials. For more information regarding patron eligibility, loan periods, returns, fines, etc., please see the full BCLA Reciprocal Use Program policy.

ACA Institutions Participating in the Reciprocal Use Program:

Brevard College

Library Policies https://my.brevard.edu/ICS/Library/Library_Policies.jnz

Brevard College allows 5 items at a time for a 28 day loan period. Overdue fines are $.25 per day. Lost materials are billed for a replacement fee (minimum $50) plus a $5 non-refundable handling fee.

Bryan College

Library Policies http://www.bryan.edu/library/policies

Bryan College reciprocal borrowers are treated as community patrons and may borrow up to 5 regularly circulating items (up to 2 of which may be DVDs) at a time. DVDs and VHS tapes loan for 3 days with no renewals and all other materials loan for 2 weeks with 2 renewals. Fines and replacement costs vary by item type and availability.

Ferrum College

Library Policies http://www.ferrum.edu/academics/stanley_library/circulation.html

Ferrum College lends 5 books at a time for a 30 day lending period. No overdue fines; replacement fee is book cost + $15 processing fee.

Johnson University

Library Policies http://www.johnsonu.edu/Tennessee/Student-Life/Campus-Services/Library-Resources/Guests.aspx

Johnson University allows guests to borrow up to a total of 5 items from various collections (books, bound periodicals, DVDs/VHS/kits, sound and music recordings, mission and vertical files). The length of the loan varies by item type. Overdue fines are $.10 per day, although a 2-day grace period is provided. Lost materials are billed for a replacement fee + $4 processing + the fines accumulated up to the time the loss was reported.

Kentucky Christian University

Library Policies https://www.kcu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Reciprocal-Agreements-1.pdf

Kentucky Christian University reciprocal patrons may check out books (except from the Popular Reading Collection), circulating DVDs, and audio books for 2 weeks; a renewal for 2 weeks is permitted. Overdue fines are charged at a rate of $.25 per day; replacement fees for a lost book are charged based on replacement value of the title + a $10 processing fee.

King University

          Library Policies http://www.king.edu/library/about/circulation.aspx

King University lends 5 items at a time for 4 weeks with 1 renewal. Fines are $.10 per day per item. For lost items, patrons are charged the replacement cost + $15 fee.

Tennessee Wesleyan University

Library Policies http://library.twcnet.edu/communityscholars

Students and faculty from other ACA colleges may apply for a Tennessee Wesleyan “Community Scholars” card at no charge and can check out ten items at one time. Our Community Scholars policies apply. Books circulate for 3 weeks while journal issues, CDs, and DVDs go out for 3 days.  Please show your college ID and proof of enrollment

University of the Cumberlands

Library Policies http://inside.ucumberlands.edu/library/info/policies/reciprocal.pdf

The University of the Cumberlands reciprocal borrowers are patrons of participating ACA libraries. These patrons are treated as community patrons and may borrow up to 5 regularly circulating items (up to 20 DVDs or VHS tapes) at a time. Reciprocal borrowers have the same privileges as UC student patrons. DVDs and VHS tapes loan for 3 days with no renewals and all other materials loan for 2 weeks. Overdue items result in suspension of the patron account. Lost materials are billed for a replacement fee (minimum $25) plus a $5 handling fee. Responsibilities of return of times are solely that of the borrower. Problems with returns will be handled by the borrower’s home library.

University of the South

Library Policies http://library.sewanee.edu/c.php?g=118630&p=773068

The University of the South lends 10 books and 3 audiobooks at a time for a 5 week loan period; 1 renewal of 14 days is permitted. No other media (DVDs, VHS, or CDs) may be checked out. No overdue fines; replacement fee depends on item, ranges between $40-$50.