OKShare Cards

What is OK-SHARE?

OK-Share is a cooperative agreement between the major academic libraries within the state of Oklahoma that allows access and limited circulation privileges at participating institutions for the students, faculty and staff of Northeastern State University.

OBTAIN AN OK-SHARE CARD (BEFORE you visit a participating library!)

Step #1 Stop by a Northeastern State University Library and fill out an OK Share application. (Or print out the application and drop off the completed application at the NSU Library Circulation Desk.)

Note: Applicant library accounts must be free of overdues and fines, and students must be currently enrolled in classes at NSU to qualify for an OK-Share card.

Step #2 The library will check your current library account for overdues and fines, and make sure that all patron account information is current. When all information has been updated, the library will issue an OK-Share card that can be used at any participating OK-Share library in Oklahoma. The card will be set to expire at the end of the current academic semester.

Step #3 Show your OK-Share card to the Circulation Desk staff at the participating library (along with any other required identification) for limited circulation privileges.

Please read:
The OK-Share card system allows for borrowing privileges at participating OK-Share academic institutions. The home educational institution and library issues the OK-Share card to its own eligible students, staff, or faculty members. All OK-Share borrower's agreements and cards must be signed by the person requesting lending rights at other OK-Share libraries, signifying agreement to follow that lending library's circulation and usage rights, have a current expiration date, and bear no alterations. Upon presentation of the OK-Share card from a home academic library, and any other photo identification required by the lending library, a valid courtesy card will be issued by the circulation department of the desired lending library. This courtesy card, which is the same or similar to the standard courtesy card used by the library, may have the barcode of the specific library and may be used at the specific cooperating library only.


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, faculty, students and staff should present their current OK-Share card from their home educational institution's 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 a book is borrowed at a participating OK-Share library. There are NO exceptions to this requirement. No expired card will be honored. OK-Share borrowers are responsible for all items charged to their name and barcode number. Borrowers should notify the circulation desk of each cooperating library used immediately if their 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 home 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 borrower's home educational institution library. Abuse of library privileges may result in sanctions at both the home educational institution 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.

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Last Updated: August 11, 2011