Reciprocal borrowing privileges between the libraries of the 28 public colleges and the 11 public universities are one part of the Florida Distance Learning Library Initiative. Created in 1997, the Initiative is the library component of Florida's distance education programs in higher education. The Florida Institute on Public Postsecondary Distance Learning oversees the Initiative, which is a cooperative effort of the Community College System, the State University System, and the State Library of Florida.
Santa Fe College students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials from any of the 27 public college libraries or any of the 11 public university libraries in Florida as long as they have an SF ID card.
To borrow items from the University of Florida, students, faculty, and staff must first fill out the online form located at http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/accesssupport/reciprocalform. This will allow students to check out items from all the UF libraries with the exception of Health Science and Law. Students in the health and legal fields may request courtesy cards from those libraries by contacting them directly.
Borrowing of certain materials such as periodicals, interlibrary loan services, and remote access to proprietary databases are restricted to current students, faculty and staff of the educational institution with which they are affiliated. Failure to return items to any of the libraries will result in a flag of the students SF records.