OK-Share is a cooperative agreement between the major academic
libraries within the state of
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
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.
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
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.
ABUSE OF LIBRARY PRIVILEGES
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
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