Patron verification for reciprocal borrowers
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Question

How does reciprocal borrowing work?

 

Answer

The reciprocal borrowing agreement between state universities and colleges entitles any current university or college student, staff, or faculty member to check out materials from any other participating library.


To verify the patron is in good standing at the home institution and create a local patron record, follow these steps:

 

1.  Verify the patron is in good standing using the applicable method below.

For colleges to verify college patrons, go to:

    Aleph Circulation module, select Patrons/Remote Registration.  Log on with Remote Registration username and Password. Contact the Help Desk for log in information. If no block message is returned, download the global patron record and add the local patron status and permissions. For more detailed instructions, see: https://support.flvc.org/knowledge-base/kbdw/KBA-01556-L2X4


For colleges and universities to verify university patrons, go to:

     http://uf.catalog.fcla.edu/checkPatron.jsp.  If you have not yet registered the computer, you will see a message the first time you visit the page stating your IP address is not registered and giving you the IP address of the computer. Send that IP address to the FLVC Help Desk to register the computer.


For universities to verify college patrons, go to:

     https://www.linccweb.org/patrondata.asp.  If you have not yet registered the computer, you will see a message the first time you visit the page stating your IP address is not registered and giving you the IP address of the computer. Send that IP address to the FLVC Help Desk to register the computer.


2.  Create a patron record for the reciprocal borrower. If local procedures are already in place, as they might be for users with a SEFLIN card or with joint use agreements, then that process can be used. If the lending institution serves community patrons, the patron record may be created with the status of “community user.”

Additional Documentation

Reciprocal borrowing agreement (link valid as of 8/29/2016): http://www.fcla.edu/FCLAinfo/sus/borrowing_agreement.html

Environment

  • Aleph, v.20
  • All web browsers
  • College
  • University