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Visiting Scholar 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
  • See UW procedures for visiting scholars for information on Visiting Scholar appointments

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.  This option appears in the UW catalog 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.