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Borrowing Privileges

Borrower's Responsibilities

Patrons are responsible to inform Access Services of changes in mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses to facilitate receiving notices on incoming interlibrary loan & Summit requests, overdue items, recalls and holds.

  • If you are a student, also inform the Registrar's office of any contact information changes.
  • If you are a faculty or staff member, make sure that Human Resources also has your correct information.

Patrons are responsible for materials checked out on their cards and for returning library materials by the due date/time indicated.

Confidentiality of Records

  • The University of Puget Sound respects the privacy of all its students, faculty, staff and affiliated patrons regarding the use of its library. All library records relating to an individual patron's use of the library and its resources are considered confidential. Confidentiality extends to information sought or received, and materials consulted, borrowed or acquired and includes such records as circulation records, interlibrary loan records, reference interviews, database search records, Internet use history, and other personally identifiable records of the use of library materials, facilities and services.
  • The library staff shall not release the name of a person to whom a book is charged, past circulation records (including interlibrary loan and course reserves) personal information contained in circulation patron records, or otherwise identify users of any library services, including users of computer terminals on the library premises.
  • Library records may, however, be consulted and used by University of Puget Sound library staff in the course of conducting library operations, and may be disclosed pursuant to the requirements of Federal, state and local laws, including law enforcement subpoenas, court orders or search warrants.

Summit Borrowing Information

  • Must be a current student, faculty, or staff at a member institution.
    • Borrowing from Summit is free for authorized users.
  • Loan periods and renewals
    • Most items circulate for 6 weeks.
    • Special materials such as DVDs, videotapes, and sound recordings may be available for a 6-day or 6-week borrowing period if the owning library elects to make this option available.
    • Summit items can be renewed once.
      • 6-week loans can be renewed for another 6 weeks. 
        • If you are about to reach your renewal limit, we suggest requesting another copy of the item during the last week of the loan so you can hold onto the original copy while the 2nd copy is on its way to you.  If there are no other copies, request the item through ILL.
      • 6-day loans can be renewed for another 6 days.
        • If you are about to reach your renewal limit, we suggest requesting another copy of the item during the last couple days of the loan so you can hold onto the original copy while the 2nd copy is on its way to you.  If there are no other copies, request the item through ILL.
  • Materials borrowed through Summit can be returned to Collins library, the owning library, or any Alliance member library.
  • Replacement costs and administrative fees will be charged for lost or damaged items.