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UW Graduate Student Accounts and Privileges

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

Library Card

Use your Husky Card

    • If the academic quarter of enrollment has already begun, your library account should be automatically activated 1-2 business days after you enroll
    • If the academic quarter of enrollment has not yet begun, your library account may not activate until about 1 week prior to the quarter

      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 MyUW

      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.
      • Interlibrary Loan
        You are eligible to obtain books and articles that the UW does not own.
      • Document Delivery
        The UW Libraries will scan articles from print journals in our collection and delivery them to you electronically
      • 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.
      • Other Library Services
        Graduate Funding Information Service, Data Services, citation management help, research help, more.

      Additional Fee-based Services