University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

OK-Share Card System

Members of the USAO community with an OK-Share Card may borrow materials from participating Oklahoma academic libraries. The full statewide policy is available from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

This may sound similar to Interlibrary Loan. The difference between the two is that with Interlibrary Loan, you send us a request for specific items, we request them from another library, and the other library sends them to us. With OK-Share Card, you visit the other library and check out materials in person. To find out if other Oklahoma libraries have an item, use Worldcat. You can use either the USAO subscription or the free web version. Once you have found an item you want, click "Libraries worldwide that own item" in the subscription version, or look at the "find a copy in your library" section in the free version.

Get a Card

  • Current USAO faculty, staff, and students who do not owe fines at Nash Library are eligible for an OK-Share Card.
  • To obtain an Ok-Share Card, present your USAO ID at the Nash Library Circulation Desk. If that doesn't work, ask a librarian for help.
  • You will sign your card, signifying that you agree to follow the other OK-Share libraries' circulation and usage policies.
  • Your OK-Share Card is good for one year.

Using Your Card

  • You must present your OK-Share Card each time you borrow a book at an OK-Share Card library.
  • A card may only be used by the person who has signed it (i.e. you).
  • Participating libraries may require additional identification.
  • Each OK-Share library sets its own lending policy, including the types of materials available, length of loan time, and renewal limits.
  • The statewide OK-Share policy is that you may borrow 2 items at a time. It is possible that some libraries may let you borrow more.
  • Expired cards will not be honored.

You are Responsible For:

  • All items checked out in your name.
  • Returning materials by the due date/time indicated on the date due slip given to you when you check out materials.
  • It is possible the lending library may send you a recall or rush recall notice if another patron has requested the materials you have checked out. If so, you are responsible for returning the items by the time they have specified in the notice.
  • Returning the items to the lending library. Nash Library will not return the items for you.
  • Any fines for materials returned late and for replacement fees for materials lost or presumed by the lending library to be lost.
  • Maintaining current addresses with Nash Library and the cooperating library or libraries you use.

Participating Libraries

Nearly all public and several private colleges and universities in Oklahoma participate in the OK-Share Card program. You can check these library websites to find their locations, hours, and policies.