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Circulation

The Information desk is staffed when the library is open. They will assist you with card activation, checking out and renewing materials, basic reference questions, location of materials or other services in the library.

Study Rooms for individuals and small groups are available at no charge on the second and third floors. Viewing areas are available for the use of various media. For more information on our services, please call us at 352-273-8408 or email.

Library Hours
Course Reserves

 

 

Loan periods for Health Science Center materials:

Books & CDs Undergrads — 14 days
Grad students — 8 weeks
UF Staff — 8 weeks
UF Faculty — Up to 6 months, with fixed dates of April 1st and October 1st
Shands/Courtesy — 14 days
A/V Materials 4 days for all borrowers
Journals 2 hours for all borrowers
Fines $0.25/hour – Periodicals / Journals
$1.00/hour – Course Reserves
$0.25/day – Books, CDs, DVDs, AVs
Fines for items with regular loan periods are as follows:

  • $0.25/day — Books, CDs, DVDs, AVs
  • Minimum fine billed per item is $1.00 — the maximum fine per item is $10.00.
  • The maximum overdue fine is $10.00 per item for regular loans. After 45 days, an item will be considered lost and borrowers will be assessed the actual replacement cost in addition to fines accrued.
  • The replacement cost will be the actual cost of replacing the item as quoted to the library by an authorized vendor.
  • Replacement items supplied by library users will not be accepted.

Fines for items with shorter loan periods are as follows:

  • $1.00 per hour (including 2hr, 3hr, 4hr and 24hr checkouts), for items including course reserves and reference items.
  • $10.00 per hour (or fraction thereof) for study room keys.
  • $0.25 per hour for periodicals / journals.
  • The maximum overdue fine is $40.00 per item for short term loans, at which point an item will be considered lost and borrowers will be assessed the replacement cost in addition to fines accrued.
  • The replacement cost will be the actual cost of replacing the item as quoted to the library by an authorized vendor.
  • Replacement items supplied by library users will not be accepted.

All materials that have been recalled for return to the HSC Libraries due to a hold being placed on them are subject to double overdue fines.

Please return all materials promptly to the HSC Libraries, and return all materials with holds immediately to avoid accruing fines.

Course Reserves Course Reserve materials must be returned inside the HSC Library. Materials returned to a book drop or other campus libraries will be considered late and a fine will be assessed.
Materials recalled from other borrowers If an item in circulation is requested by another user, the library sends an email recall notice to the borrower. The recall due date overrides the original due date, and the date stamped on the date due slip.Upon returning it, the borrower may complete a new request for the item.Materials needed for course reserve are due immediately. Failure to respond promptly to recall notices is regarded as a very serious infraction of borrowing privileges.

Information on the Library’s recall policy may be found on the Recall Policy page