Obtaining an OK-Share Card
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 their own eligible students, faculty, and staff members. All OK-Share agreements and cards must be signed by the person requesting lending rights at other OK-Share libraries signifying an agreement to follow the lending library's circulation and usage rights. All cards have a current expiration date and must 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 desired lending library. This courtesy card, which is the same or similar to the standard 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 carriers 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 carriers.
In order to borrow material from a cooperating academic library, present your current OK-Share card from your home educational institution's library at the circulation desk of the lending library. Other photo identification, such as a driver's license, may be required by the lending library. 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 only at the specific library that issued the card. The OK-Share courtesy card must be presented each time you borrow a book at a participating OK-Share library. There are NO exceptions to this requirement. No expired card will be honored. You are responsible for all items charged to your name and barcode number. If your card is lost or stolen, immediately notify each cooperating library you have used. 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 from which they 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 lending 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 will be billed for the late return of materials and replacement fees for materials lost or presumed lost by the lending library. A non-refundable billing charge will be added to the charges for all materials lost or presumed lost.
OK-Share card carriers are responsible for maintaining current addresses with the circulation department of the home library and any cooperating library they use.
Abuse of Library Privileges
Patrons who fail to abide by library regulations or 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.
For a list of participating libraries, please visit the official OK-Share Participating Libraries page. This page is maintained by the Oklahoma Council of Academic Library Directors. This program is possible because of support from the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education.