Faculty members, currently enrolled students, administration officials, and members of the University staff may use their Campus ID Card to borrow books from any TRLN (Duke, NC State, and NC Central) and UNC System institution libraries. Your Campus ID Card is your library card at institution libraries. You may need to present your Campus ID Card to the main library at each campus for registration purposes before using other libraries on that campus. Familiarize yourself with the policies and restrictions of the library from which you borrow.
To promote and facilitate scholarly research and communication among members of their faculties, the university research libraries (members of the Association of Research Libraries) of OCLC have established a program to provide broader access to scholarly materials. Under the aegis of the Research Libraries Advisory Committee to OCLC (RLAC), the libraries have developed an agreement to extend library privileges to faculty members of other research universities that are ARL members.
The program generally applies to the faculty based on the main campus of the participating institution. The home institution determines who is eligible for a Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card. The lending library determines whether the card will be accepted for on-site use/and or borrowing.
See a list of all participating institutions.
How Faculty Participate
Privileges vary from institution to institution. Faculty members intending to visit a participating library should ask their home libraries to check online in the OCLC Name-Address Directory for the limitations and relevent policies and practices of the prospective lending library.
A faculty member from an institution participating in the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program may request a Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card from their home library. To borrow materials, the visiting faculty member must present the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card and any other identification the lending library requires at the main campus library of any participating institution.
It is the responsibility of the faculty member to...
Please note that this is a program of privileges. At its discretion, a participating institution may suspend the privileges of its own faculty members or of the faculty members of another participating institution.