Reciprocal Borrowing

Libraries who are members of TBLC’s reciprocal borrowing agreement have agreed to allow walk-in patrons to check out materials free of charge from any participating library. Patrons may use their own library card with a reciprocal borrowing sticker attached to check out materials. Participation by libraries in the reciprocal borrowing program is voluntary.

1. The reciprocal borrowing agreement is automatically renewed each October l, unless a participating library notifies the other participants 60 days prior. 

2. Materials available for reciprocal borrowing will be at the discretion of the individual lending library. It is hoped that most circulating items will be included. Libraries subscribing to OverDrive for e-books and other content are not allowed by OverDrive to lend their content to individuals participating in reciprocal borrowing programs. 

3. Browers will be subject to the rules of the lending library. 

4. Registered borrowers from any participating library are registered borrowers of all libraries in that system. 

5. Borrowers will need to register separately at each library management system. When the borrower uses another library for the first time, the same barcode can be entered into the host database. If your system cannot accept the standard barcode, then affix one of your barcodes to the back of the card. The reciprocal borrowing sticker should be placed on the library card.

6. Overdue fines may be collected at the library where materials are returned, based on their fine rate. All fines are kept by the library collecting them. 

7.Fees for lost and damaged materials will be collected and kept by the owning library. Damaged material will be returned to the owning library, which will assess any fines or fees. 

8. Individual libraries are responsible for insuring that their staffs are aware of, and adhere to, statutory requirements concerning confidentiality of public library users’ registration and circulation records as required by Florida Statute 257.261.

Join the Reciprocal Borrowing Program

Download the Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement and send the completed form to TBLC.

Citrus County Public Library SystemCitrusPublic
Heartland Library CooperativeHighlandsPublic
DeSoto County LibraryDeSotoPublic
Glades County LibraryGladesPublic
Hardee County Public LibraryHardeePublic
Highlands County Library SystemHighlandsPublic
Okeechobee County Public LibraryOkeechobeePublic
Hernando County Public Library SystemHernandoPublic
Manatee County Public LibraryManateePublic
New Port Richey Public LibraryPascoPublic
Pasco County Public Library SystemPascoPublic
Pinellas Public Library CooperativePinellasPublic
Clearwater Public LibraryPinellasPublic
Dunedin Public LibraryPinellasPublic
East Lake Community LibraryPinellasPublic
Gulf Beaches Public LibraryPinellasPublic
Gulfport Public LibraryPinellasPublic
Largo Public LibraryPinellasPublic
Oldsmar Public LibraryPinellasPublic
Palm Harbor Public LibraryPinellasPublic
Pinellas Park Public LibraryPinellasPublic
Safety Harbor Public LibraryPinellasPublic
Seminole Community LibraryPinellasPublic
St. Pete Beach Public LibraryPinellasPublic
St. Petersburg Public Library SystemPinellasPublic
Tarpon Springs Public LibraryPinellasPublic
Polk County Library CooperativePolkPublic
Auburndale Public LibraryPolkPublic
Bartow Public LibraryPolkPublic
Dundee Public LibraryPolkPublic
Eagle Lake Public LibraryPolkPublic
Fort Meade Public LibraryPolkPublic
Haines City Public LibraryPolkPublic
Lake Alfred Public LibraryPolkPublic
Lake Wales Public LibraryPolkPublic
Lakeland Public LibraryPolkPublic
Latt Maxcy Memorial Library PolkPublic
Mulberry Public Library PolkPublic
Polk City Community LibraryPolkPublic
Winter Haven Public LibraryPolkPublic
Sarasota County Library SystemSarasotaPublic
State College of Florida Manatee SarasotaManatee / SarasotaAcademic
Sumter County Library SystemSumterPublic
Tampa Hillsborough County Public LibraryHillsboroughPublic
Bruton Memorial LibraryHillsboroughPublic
Temple Terrace Public LibraryHillsboroughPublic
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