Borrowing Materials from Another Library in Person

About Reciprocal Borrowing

The UFV Library has arrangements with post-secondary libraries in B.C. and across Canada that allows students and employees to borrow library materials while visiting another library, free of charge. Some libraries may offer additional services, such as access to computers, wi-fi, and online resources.

When borrowing from another library through this arrangement:

  • you must show valid identification from UFV;
  • the lending library sets the policies and loan periods;
  • you must return the materials to the lending library (not to UFV); and
  • you are responsible for paying any fines or charges to the lending library.
Libraries in B.C.

UFV is a member of the CPSLD (Council of Post-Secondary Library Directors) and has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with publicly-funded post-secondary institutions across B.C.

More about the agreement

Participating libraries

Libraries across Canada

The UFV Library is a member of COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries), which provides reciprocal borrowing among its members and with most other post-secondary libraries across Canada. A COPPUL card is required to borrow materials.

More about the agreement

How to get a COPPUL card

Participating libraries (see "Where to use your COPPUL card")

Information for Students and Employees at Other Institutions
  • In order to obtain a UFV card, please present your COPPUL card or institution ID and photo ID. You may be asked to log in to your institutional portal to demonstrate that you are a current student or employee.
  • You will be able to borrow up to 5 books and 5 other items at a time. You cannot borrow course reserves or videos.
  • For details on loan periods, renewals, overdue fines, and other privileges, see Services for Community Users.

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