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Borrowing Privileges

Community Member Library Card

  • As a Washington State resident, you may obtain a community card to use UPS library resources.
  • Cost:
    • $150.00 per calendar year ($100.00 renewal fee thereafter)
    • $100.00 for six consecutive months
  • Expiration date:
    • 1-year card - One year from the date of purchase.
    • 6-month card - Six months from the date of purchase.
  • What we need from you: A valid Washington State ID, a valid Washington State Driver's License, or proof of residence.
  • Requirements: Patrons must reside in Washington State.
  • Privileges are non-transferable
  • Computer Usage: Paid Community Card members may use electronic resources within the library but are not eligible for remote access. 

Community Member Checkout Privileges

  • Books: 10 Books. 6 weeks with 1 renewal
  • Print journals: In-house only
  • Reference: In-house only
  • Media: 4 weeks with a 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.