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Alaska Libraries Reciprocal Borrowing Program

UAS Ketchikan Campus Library

The Alaska Libraries Reciprocal Borrowing Program allows anyone with a valid library card from a participating library to have borrowing privileges at other libraries that participate in the program.

Once you have a library card from a library near your place of residence in Alaska, you can sign up to check materials out from many other Alaskan libraries throughout the state. 

Participating libraries may have different checkout policies and limits on the number and type of items that can be checked out.  Read further for more information about how your library card can be used in this program at the UAS Ketchikan Campus Library.

What do I need to do to check out materials at the UAS Ketchikan Campus Library?

  • A valid photo ID, a current library card from your home participating library, and verification of your current Alaskan mailing address are required for registration.  We will then issue you a library card that will remain on file for use at the UAS Ketchikan Campus Library.  You will need your photo ID every time you check out materials at the Campus Library.
  • You must be in good standing at your home library to check materials out at the Campus Library.  Good Standing means that you have no overdue materials and no unpaid fines.  Campus Library staff will call your home library to verify that your library record is clear.
  • For purposes of maintaining a current address on file and for collection of overdue items and outstanding charges, information from your library record may be shared with other participating libraries in Alaska.

What can I check out and how long can I keep it?

  • Most materials check out for 28 days.  Items may be renewed twice, either in person or over the phone. Any items may be subject for recall.
  • You may borrow up to 4 items from the Campus Library.
  • You may not check out Reserve materials, videos, DVDs, compact discs, or media equipment. Some of these materials may be available through Interlibrary Loan service from your home library.  Additional restrictions may apply.

How do I return borrowed materials to the Campus Library?

  • You may return library items to any other library participating in the statewide reciprocal borrowing program.  Participating libraries will mail materials back to us.  You may also send them to us by first class mail.  You are responsible for the safe return of all items checked out on your record, regardless of the method you use to return the items.

What happens if I return items late or lose them entirely?

  • Overdue materials will result in a block from further use of library services until items are returned.  Your home library may also block you from checking out library materials until your record here is clear.
  • There is a $42 minimum charge for non-returned items.  Items returned in a damaged condition may be billed at full replacement cost, or be subject to a repair fee. 

How do I know if my library participates in this program?

  • You can ask at your library whether or not they participate in the program, or check the program’s website at:

http://library.alaska.gov/recipborrow/home.html

For questions about your UAS Ketchikan Campus Library card or to make address changes, contact us at the phone number or email address below:

libket@uas.alaska.edu or 907-228-4567

 

 

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