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UW Faculty (Current, Retired, and Emeritus) Accounts and Privileges

For questions regarding your library account, call Library Account Services at 206-543-1174.

Library Card

Use your Husky Card

  • Your library account should be automatically activated 1-2 business days after your appointment in the UW Payroll system begins

Loan Periods

Generally 12 weeks; varies among libraries and material type

Track Due Dates & Renew Materials

Use Your Library Account

  • Use your UW NetID to log in
  • You should regularly check your online account, as you are responsible for all items checked out to it and fines will accrue on overdue items.
  • Most UW-owned materials can be renewed indefinitely unless/until they are requested by someone else or the account expires.

Access Online Resources from Off-Campus?

Yes; Access UW Restricted resources from off-campus with your UW NetID

Change of Address

Update through Employee Self Service (ESS)

Additional Free Services

  • Summit Borrowing
    The Orbis Cascade Alliance provides access to millions of titles from all over the Northwest. The option to request Summit items appears in UW Libraries Search when searching for items.
  • Document Delivery
    The UW Libraries will scan articles from print journals in our collection and deliver them to you electronically.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    You are eligible to obtain books and articles that the UW does not own.
  • Departmental Delivery
    The UW Libraries will check material out to you and send it to your department via the campus mail.  This service is available for current faculty with UW campus box numbers.
  • Borrowing Privileges at Orbis Cascade Institutions (Summit Visiting Patron Program)
    You are eligible for borrowing privileges at all other institutions in the Orbis Cascade Alliance. Expect to present your Husky Card and log in to your UW Libraries Account in person at the partner institution to obtain privileges.
  • OCLC Reciprocal Borrowing Program
    If you are interested in obtaining borrowing privileges at one of the listed institutions, get a Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card from Library Account Services. Privileges vary by institution; the card may be accepted for on-site use and/or borrowing.  Local policies must be followed at the partner library.
  • Other Library Services
    Data Services, Research Works, Instructor Toolkit, more.