Purchase a UW Libraries Card

In order to purchase a UW Libraries Card (privileges), you must supply a physical address and show official government issued photo ID. Verification of your ID will be required when you renew.

Individuals issued borrower cards for a fee at Library Account Services:

There is a non-refundable fee of $100.00 per year or $30.00 for three months.

  • Individuals who qualify on a basis of research needs and non-availability of material from other sources.
  • Students from other institutions that are not members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance. This includes high school students ages 15-17 with parental/guardian permission.
  • Faculty of four-year colleges and universities that are not members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance.
  • County and city government officials.

Organizations and businesses which need research material not available from other libraries, issued borrower cards for a fee:

Cards are issued to a principal borrower rather than the organization. The principal borrower assumes responsibility for return of material and payment of library charges for all cards issued in his/her name. There is a non-refundable fee of $200.00 per card per year or $70.00 per card for three months. Additional cards in the name of the same principal borrower can be issued for a fee of $70.00 per card. These proxy cards will expire the same day as the principal borrower card.