The Bryan College Library has reciprocal borrowing agreements with other academic libraries in Tennessee through the following:
To be eligible for TALC you must be a currently enrolled student or be employed (full or part time) at a participating institution.
You must be able to log in to your campus portal to show that you are enrolled in course(s) for the current semester or that you are employed at the institution.
You will also be asked to show home campus ID. If you do not have a home campus ID, you may be asked to present a driver's license or other government-issued photo ID.
Borrowing privileges from a participating TALC library require that the borrower accept full responsibility for the items borrowed. As a TALC borrower, you agree to follow all rules and guidelines established by the lending library. Borrower responsibilities include returning materials in time and paying replacement cost of materials and fees, if charged by the lending library.
The BCLA Reciprocal Use Program permits faculty, staff, and students of participating ACA institutions to use any participating ACA library in person. The user pays any standard fee charged by the lending library for a special borrower’s card. On campus use of electronic resources is subject to local campus policies. Interlibrary loan policies and procedures will be followed when the user does not go in person to the lending institution, but uses the resources of another institution to secure needed materials.
For more information regarding patron eligibility, loan periods, returns, and fines, see the full BCLA Reciprocal Use Program policy.
Reciprocal borrowing is a voluntary program whereby ACL institutions choosing to participate would extend in-person borrowing privileges to authorized patrons from other ACL institutions. Patrons, including faculty, students, and staff, have reciprocal access to the physical collections of participating Christian institutions. This access is especially valuable for those who may not live near their home institution.