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Summer Tips: What to Know Before You Go!

May 2017

Congratulations, you've made it through the year! Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions:

I'm going on vacation for a few weeks or months. Anything I should know or do before I go?

Don't forget to:

Can I borrow stuff over the summer if I'm not enrolled in classes?

  • YES! But if you do not continue taking classes in the fall, it will expire.

Now that I'm done with classes, I'm looking for something fun to read or watch. Any suggestions?

  • There are thousands of videos in our collection, including feature films and your favorite tv shows, which can be checked out for 7 days. Search by title or director, or browse the videos in Suzzallo Library (1st floor).
  • The Good Reads Collection has popular fiction and non-fiction. It's a great way to find some good summer reading! We also have an audiobook collection and a study abroad collection. Perfect for your summer trip!

Can I still use Libraries resources after I've graduated?

  • YES! Alumni and visitors can also use most of our materials and databases while ON CAMPUS; off-campus access is only available to current UW faculty, staff, and students.

*borrowing privileges does not include the Miller Horticulture Library or off-campus access to electronic resources.

I'm graduating! When does my off-campus access to library resources expire?

Some NetID services, like off-campus access, expire shortly after you graduate. See information about Service Expirations. You can always access resources from on-campus.

I'm graduating and leaving UW. Can I take my RefWorks citations with me?

UW provides access to RefWorks for all campus users, but not for graduates. If you are leaving UW, there are several ways you can retain access to your citations:




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