GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES
Using your new
Gator 1 Card
at the libraries
UF UNIVERSITY of
Your Gator 1 Card Serves As Your Library Card
An activated Gator 1 Card
Allows You to:
* Check out materials
* Log onto library computers
* Use interlibrary loan services
* Access library electronic
resources from any computer
* Activate your card at any
library circulation desk or
Borrowing Library Materials
* Some items (e.g., special loan
materials within the active
collection, reserve items, video
recordings) do not circulate or
circulate for shorter periods.
* Most items can be returned at
any UF library or book drop.
Return interlibrary loans, reserves,
videos and items from the Map
& Imagery and Mead (PK Yonge
Research School) Libraries to the
* Materials may be renewed at
any circulation desk or by using
the online renewal service,
accessible from "your account"
in the UF Library Catalog, except
short-term loans, recalls and
interlibrary loan. Overdue items
will prevent online renewal.
Graduate 250 8 weeks
Faculty 350 Up to 6 months
(Set due date)
Emeritus/Visiting Faculty 100 8 weeks
Staff 100 8 weeks
For other patron categories, please see Policies at: www.uflib.ufl.edu/as/circ.html.
Patron category Maximum # Items GeneraIL~R ~ ll~r.l Loa Peio
The University of Florida's libraries
provide a wealth of information
resources that support the
research and learning of all of the
UF community. Because library
resources are shared resources,
some guidelines are needed to
ensure that all members of the
community have timely access to
* Borrowers are responsible for
returning materials on or before
the due date stamped in each item.
* Cards and borrowed items may
not be loaned to another person.
* If a Gator 1 card is lost or
stolen, it is the responsibility
of the card holder to notify the
Smathers Libraries immediately
to deactivate the card. Notifying
the UF ID Card Services office or
any other agency will not result
in deactivation in the libraries'
system. New cards must be
activated online or at a library
* It is the borrower's responsibil-
ity to make certain that the librar-
ies have current address informa-
tion and to report address changes
promptly to the libraries to ensure
receipt of correspondence.
* The libraries send e-mail only to
GatorLink addresses. It is the bor-
rower's responsibility to check this
mail frequently for correspondence.
Overdue or Recalled
* The libraries send an e-mail
courtesy notice approximately
seven days before the due date
and an e-mail overdue notice
approximately seven days after
the due date. Notices for overdue,
lost materials and recalled
materials are sent as a courtesy.
The libraries are not responsible
for failure to receive notices.
* If an item in circulation is
requested by another borrower,
the library e-mails a recall notice
to the current borrower with a new
due date. Upon returning it, the
borrower may submit a new
request for the item.
* Materials recalled for course
reserve are due immediately.
* Failure to respond promptly to
recall notices is regarded as a very
serious infraction of borrowing
GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES
* Humanities, social sciences
and business collections, 273-2525
* Isser and Rae Price Library of
Marston Science Library, 273-2851
* Physical, earth and life sciences,
engineering, agricultural and
* Documents department, 273-0367
* Map and Imagery Library, 273-2825
Smathers Library (East)
* Digital Library Center, 846-0129
* Special Collections, 392-9075
* Latin American Collection, 392-0360
Architecture and Fine Arts Library,
* Art, architecture, landscape
architecture, interior design, urban
and regional planning, and building
Education Library, 273-2780
* Supports the academic programs
of the College of Education
Music Library, 273-2815
* Houses music scores, books,
periodicals and other music
sources, as well as a non-circulation
collection of recordings
Allen H. Neuharth Journalism &
Communications Library, 392-0455
* Provides support for the instruction
programs in the College of
Journalism and Communications
* Failure to return or renew
materials on or before the due
date will result in blocked borrow-
* Overdue fines for general
loans are assessed at the rate of
25 cents per day per item.
* Overdue fines for short-term
(one week or less) loans are
assessed at the rate of $1.00 per
day per item. Fines for reserve
items are $1.00 per hour per item.
Fines for materials recalled for
another borrower are $1.00 per
day per item.
* After 30 days, the delinquent
borrower will be billed the replace-
ment cost for overdue items in
addition to fines accrued.
* In the case of failure to return
recalled items, the libraries may
also notify the Assistant Dean for
Student Affairs for further action.
* Borrowers must immediately
report to the libraries when
materials are lost, damaged or
* With permission from the
appropriate UF library, the borrower
may (in lieu of paying replacement
costs) provide the library with a new
or good condition copy of the item
that has been lost or damaged.
Concerns about overdue notices
and objections to library charges
should be brought to the attention
of library staff for consideration
Bills for Library Materials
* Library fines and replacement
costs are paid to the UF Accounts
Receivable Office, S-113 Criser
* If a lost item is located and
returned to the library, the
borrower will be credited or
refunded for the item cost.
Overdue fines are not refunded.