Faculty, staff, and students of UFHSC/Jacksonville, Shands Jacksonville, and other library affiliates have borrowing privileges at the Borland Library.

Loan PeriodsA valid library card is needed to borrow any materials.
Books & CDsUndergrads — 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 affiliates — 14 days
A/V MaterialsGeneral A/V - 2 weeks
Test Prep - 3 days
Journals/ReferenceCannot be checked out.
RenewalsOnline renewals should be made by the due date and are limited to UF Faculty, Staff and Students due to Gatorlink Account Requirement. Affiliates are required to renew by phone at 904-244-3240 or in person.
Fines$1.00/hour -- Course Reserves
$1.00/day -- Test Prep materials
$0.25/day -- Books, CDs, DVDs, A/Vs

All materials that have been recalled for return to the Borland Library due to a hold being placed on them are subject to double overdue fines. Please return all materials promptly to the Borland Library, and return all materials with holds immediately to avoid accruing fines.
ReservesReserves material must be returned inside the Borland Library. Materials returned to a book drop or other campus libraries will be considered late and a fine will be assessed.

Circulation Fines
Borrowers assume responsibility for materials loaned to them.
Fines for items with regular loan periods are as follow:

  • $0.25/day — Books, CDs, DVDs, A/Vs
  • Minimum fine billed per item is $1.00 — the maximum fine per item is $10.00.

Fines for items with shorter loan periods are as follow:

  • $1.00 per hour (24hr checkouts), for items including course reserves.
  • $1.00 per day (test prep materials).
  • 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.

Course Reserves
Course Reserves are materials, such as books and journal articles, which have been earmarked by the Library for use in specific courses at the request of course instructors. These items are either held at the Information Desk at the HSC Library or are made available electronically via the Ares Course Reserves system, depending on format and copyright permissions status.

The Library provides a photocopy service for affiliates who, due to time constraints, are not able to photocopy material that the library owns. The service is $5.00 per item, up to 20 pages and 20 cents per additional page. General public patrons also have access to this service; however, prepayment of $16.00 per article must be made. Normal turnaround time for this service is 24 hours. Affiliated users may complete the online form, Request-A-Copy Form, that has an electronic submission delivery format to facilitate the request process. Request-A-Copy Form Instructions are also available for downloading or may be obtained at the Reference/Circulation Desk.

Informatics Lab
A self-service computer facility is located in the Library. A GatorLink account is required to login. All UF Faculty, Students, and Staff should have an active Gatorlink account. All other users may request a guest GatorLink account from the service desk staff. Internet access, the Microsoft Office Suite, numerous databases, and full-text journals and textbooks are available. A copy card is required for printing at $.10 a page. The library also offers scanning equipment to scan images and documents for your research needs. Ask at the service desk for assistance.

Interlibary Loan
The Library makes every attempt to locate and borrow materials for study, research, or teaching. Only affiliated users are eligible for this service. This service is free of charge for University of Florida personnel. There is a base charge of $14.00 for non-UF library affiliates. The normal turn around time for interlibrary loan articles is 1-3 days and 1-2 weeks for books. Rush requests for patient care or other emergency situations may be transmitted via fax for a $5.00 surcharge. To facilitate the request process, affiliated users may complete the Library’s Request-A-Copy Form that has an electronic submission delivery format. The form may also be obtained from the Reference/Circulation Desk. Please note that books borrowed from other libraries must be returned promptly, in accordance to the lending library’s required due date; no renewals are feasible on interlibrary loan materials. Fines of $1.00 per day (no maximum) will be assessed for overdue interlibrary loan materials.

Request-A-Copy/Loansome Doc and Interlibrary Loan Service charges are as follows:

CategoryRequest-A-Copy/Loansome DocInterlibrary Loan
UF Faculty, Staff or Students$5.00 ($2.00 surcharge for print)Free unless cost exceeds $50
Corporate/Non-Health Professional Organization$14.00 ($2.00 surcharge for print)$10.00 service fee plus cost ($21.00 min.)
Healthcare Professional$14.00 ($2.00 surcharge for print)$10.00 service fee plus cost ($21.00 min.)
General Public$16.00 (payment must be made in advance)Does not apply

Library Collection
Borland Library’s collection includes over 36,000 volumes, including more than 300 current journal subscriptions and 6,000 current monographs complemented by ready access to the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries.

Literature Searching
The Library provides a fee-based literature database search service both for affiliated and non-affiliated users. Charges are dependent upon the affiliation status and the number of references retrieved per search. To facilitate the request process, please fill out the Library’s Literature Search request form. Usual turnaround time for searches is 1-3 days.

Loansome Doc
Loansome Doc, the National Library of Medicine’s document request and delivery service, is available through the Borland Library. Users of PubMed must first contract with the Borland Library to acquire articles identified while searching PubMed and other National Library of Medicine databases. The Library’s Loansome Doc Registration Form and Loansome Doc Factsheet are available for downloading.

Remote Access is available to University of Florida faculty, staff and students only. This service provides remote access to all University of Florida licensed resources. This includes databases, full-text journals and textbooks. A GatorLink Account or a 14-digit Library Number (Gator One ID or Borland’s library card) is required.

Library Orientations/Instruction
Library orientations and classroom instruction of library resources are available upon request. Contact Your Personal Librarian for more information.

Photocopy/Printing Services
One printer is available in the library. More information is available at

online catalog, and numerous databases and resources is also available in the Computer Lab to further assist your information needs. Referrals to other information sources, both local and national, will be made when necessary. Reference services can be requested at the Reference/Circulation desk, by phone or e-mail.You can also send us a reference question by completing the electronic submission Reference Form.