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Borrowing Privileges

Visiting Scholar Library Card

  • Identification cards for approved visiting scholars must be obtained at the Circulation Desk in the library.
  • Cost: No cost. 
  • Expiration date: At the discretion of the Library Director.
  • Computer usage: Visiting Scholars may use electronic resources within the library but are not eligible for remote access. 

Visiting Scholar Checkout Privileges

  • Books: 100 books. 1 year with one 6 month renewal
  • Print journals: 1 week
  • Reference: 1 day
  • Open Reserves: Library use only OR (1-day, 2-day, or 3-day checkout)
  • Media: DVDs & CDs - 4 weeks with 1-week renewal
  • Summit: Long term loans of 6 weeks with one 6-week renewal or short term loans of 6 days with one 6-day renewal.
  • Interlibrary Loan: Varies. Depends on the lending institution.

Additional Borrowing Information

  • All UPS students, faculty, and staff are eligible to utilize the resources at Collins Memorial Library. Affiliated users have limited access to materials. The library requires that patrons present valid identification at each checkout and pick up transaction. Privileges are non-transferable.
  • Visitors may seek a librarian’s assistance with resources at Collins Library, but service is limited. We encourage visitors to start with their public or academic library to ensure they have utilized their local or regional resources. Puget Sound students, faculty and staff have priority in Reference Service and the use of all library resources and equipment.
  • Lost cards: If you lose your university ID or UPS Library issued card, please notify the library as soon as possible, so that there are no further checkouts using that card. Also, notify Dining Services if you have lost your university ID, replacement fees may apply.