Your Gator1 card is also your library card, which can be used at any of our six different library branches on campus (plus the Legal Information Center) to check out materials from the circulating collections. As a student, you can borrow up to 100 separate items for 8 weeks at a time (grad students can borrow up to 250)!
Books can be returned at the circulation desk of the library you borrowed them from, placed in the book drops outside the library you borrowed them from, or mailed back to the library. Books can also be renewed from your library account page.
Borrowing Technology and Equipment
We loan a range of hand and power tools (from sewing kits to carpentry tools and phone repair equipment), as well as take-home versions of some of our audio and video equipment, even 3d printers and AR headsets.
Borrowing times range from a few hours (for use in the library) to 1-7 days. Lists of the types of equipment we lend and where to find it.
What If We Don’t Have It?
If you see something that we don’t have, you can always request that it be sent to campus through our Interlibrary Loan program. This is freely available to all students, as well as to most patrons with borrowing privileges. As a student, your Interlibrary Loan account is tied to your UFID #, and it’s separate from the library account you use to check out and renew other books.
In some cases, articles you request for electronic delivery can be sent to you in as little as 3-5 days.
You can also check out books from other participating Florida libraries and have them sent to campus through the UBorrow program. Most requests are filled within five business days.