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Reciprocal Borrowing

Welcome to Regent University Library’s guide to reciprocal borrowing! 

Regent University Library participates in several reciprocal borrowing agreements that allow Regent students, faculty, and staff in-person borrowing privileges at participating college and university libraries throughout the United States and Canada - extending direct user access to print resources at no cost. These programs are particularly useful to those living closer to a participating library - providing more convenient and timely access to materials. 

Borrowing privileges are determined by the lending library and may differ from your borrowing privileges at Regent Library. Users are responsible for returning checked-out material to the lending library and for any fees or charges incurred. 

We currently participate in the four (4) reciprocal/cooperative borrowing programs listed below. To learn more about these programs, including names of participating libraries, borrowing privileges, and more, simply click on the hyperlinks below or click on the above tabs. 

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Reciprocal Borrowing Program arrangement between participating North American ATLA Institutional Members to grant check-out privileges to each other’s patrons/students. 

The Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) Reciprocal Borrowing Program is a consortium of ACL institutions extending in-person borrowing privileges to authorized patrons from other ACL institutions. This program allows Regent students, faculty, and staff in-person borrowing privileges to the physical collections of participating Christian institutions. This access is especially valuable for those who may not live near their home institution.

The Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) for Higher Education is a consortium of higher education institutions located in the Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia participating in reciprocal direct borrowing. This program allows Regent students, faculty, and staff of member institutions to visit a participating VTC school and check out material from the library.