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Borrowing Privileges

Alumni Library Card

  • Students who have graduated from the University of Puget Sound or students who have earned at least 7 units at UPS are eligible to use library resources.
  • Cost: No cost.
  • Expiration date: No expiration date.
  • What we need from you: The circulation staff will verify that you have graduated from the University of Puget Sound or that you have earned at least 7 units at UPS.
    • Note: University of Puget Sound Law alumni or Seattle University Law Alumni are not eligible to obtain a library card as alumni.
  • Privileges are non-transferable.
  • Computer usage: Alumni may use electronic resources within the library but are not eligible for remote access. For more information, see General Use Guidelines for Electronic Resources.

Alumni Checkout Privileges

  • Books: 10 books. 6 weeks with one 6-week 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
  • Other: No Summit. No Interlibrary Loan.

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.