Alumni, Community Users, and Reciprocal Borrowers

In addition to providing services for Rollins students, faculty, and staff, the Olin library offers services to Rollins alumni and community patrons.  The library also has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with the University of Central Florida.

 

Alumni

Members of the Alumni Association can buy a community borrowers card from the Circulation Desk for the reduced rate of $25 per year, call 407-646-2521 for more information. This card will enable you to borrow books from the library.

Community borrowing cards do not enable alumni to access our online resources from off campus. Our licenses with the vendors who provide these databases are restricted to current students and employees of the College. Alumni are welcome to use the Olin Library facility, to use the print collection in the building, and can use most online resources while in the Olin Library. Certain resources (lab computers, room booking, and 24 hour access) are restricted to current students, faculty, and employees only.

Alumni interested in researching or revisiting their time at Rollins are welcome to contact our Special Collections & Archives staff.
Alumni

 

 

Community Users

We welcome people who are not members of the Rollins community. The Olin Library is open to the public during regular business hours. Members of the public, unaffiliated researchers, high school students, etc. are all welcome. You can buy a community borrowers card from the Circulation Desk for just $50 per year, call 407-646-2521 for more information. This card will enable you to borrow books from the library.

Community borrowing cards do not enable users to access our online resources from off campus. Our licenses with the vendors who provide these databases are restricted to current students and employees of the College.

Members of the public are welcome to use the Olin Library facility, to use the print collection in the building, and can use most online resources while in the Olin Library. However, our primary mission is to serve the Rollins community. If necessary we reserve the right to ask unaffiliated users to vacate rooms and limit their use of computing resources during busy times. Certain resources (lab computers, room booking, and 24 hour access) are restricted to current students, faculty, and employees only.

Members of the public interested in researching local history  should contact our Special Collections Archives staff.
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Reciprocal Borrowing with the University of Central Florida

Purpose

In an effort to expand the library resources available to our respective patrons, the University of Central Florida Library and the Olin Library have entered into a reciprocal agreement to allow responsible patrons to borrow materials at both libraries.

Eligibility

All faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students in good standing with the home library (i.e. no unpaid fines, lost or damaged books, or record of excessive late returns) are eligible for borrowing privileges at the guest library.  Persons who are community or courtesy borrowers at the home library are not eligible under this agreement.

Application Procedure

1.  Pick up an application form at the Circulation Desk of your home library, complete it, and have it approved and signed.
2.  Take the completed form plus your campus photo ID card to the Circulation Desk of the guest library, where you will be issued a courtesy borrower's card.  You must present this courtesy borrower's card and your campus photo ID to check out materials.

Alternatively, you can pick up an application form at the Circulation Desk of the guest library, fill it out, and present it to the Circulation staff.  They will contact the home library for approval.  There may be up to half an hour delay to complete this process.  If there are any problems, you will need to get an approval signature from your home library as outlined above.

Length of Courtesy Privileges

Borrowing privileges at both libraries automatically cease whenever a student leaves school or a faculty or staff member terminates employment.  Otherwise, the courtesy borrowing privleges will normally be granted until May 15th of the current academic year.  After that date, a new application will have to be submitted.

Responsibilities

The  rules, regulations, loan periods, fines, etc. of the guest library are in effect for all materials borrowed from that library.  Materials borrowed from the guest library must be returned directly there.  Any delinquencies in returning materials, paying fines promptly, or paying for lost or damaged materials will lead to suspension of library privileges at both libraries.

Policies

If granted guest borrowing privileges, the patron understands that:

  • All materials should be returned when due.
  • will not borrow materials for others
  • will pay all fines and fees assessed for delinquent or unreturned materials.  If the fines and fees are not paid, the library is authorized to assess them against the patron's account and his status will be set as delinquent for both general circulating material and reserves materials at both Rollins and UCF.
  • guest privileges will be suspended or possibly revoked permanently if the patron becomes delinquent by more than 20 days, fails to pay a late chage within 20 days that materials are due, and/or if he incurs repeated delinquencies.
  • The patron accepts responsibility for return or replacement of all materials borrowed and all related processing fees, replacement fees, and/or collection fees.

Information from the University of Central Florida Library's website is available here.

 

 

Winter Park Public Library

Rollins students, faculty, and staff can now borrow from the Winter Park Public Library.  Bring your R-Card to the WPPL front desk and they will get you registered.

Things to Know:

  • You can check out books and DVDs.
  • You return items directly to WPPL
  • Fines and lending periods are set by WPPL, not Rollins.
  • Borrowing expires each year on May 9th, but can be renewed.
  • Privileges do not include database access.

More information about the Winter Park Public Library is available on their website.