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Faculty Access to other Libraries

Getting borrowing privileges from Orbis-Cascade Alliance Libraries in Washington and Oregon

Orbis-Cascade Alliance libraries include most academic and some community college libraries in Washington and Oregon.  To get borrowing privileges you will be asked to present your current UW ID and login to your UW library account to verify your status.  Once you are registered at the library you can check out books from that library and request that books from other Summit libraries be sent there for your use.

List of libraries with local visiting patron information

Getting borrowing privileges at other universities

Check our list of participants in the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program. If the university you are interested in is listed please read the following for more information.

The program generally applies to the faculty based on the main campus of the participating institution. The home institution determines who is eligible for a Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card. The lending library determines whether the card will be accepted for on-site use and/or borrowing.

Materials may be used on the premises of the owning library or may be borrowed, depending on the policy of the lending library.

Privileges vary from institution to institution. A faculty member intending to visit a participating library should ask his or her home library to check online in the OCLC Name-Address Directory for the limitations and relevant policies and practices of the prospective lending library.

A faculty member from an institution participating in the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program may request a Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card from the home library. To borrow materials, the visiting faculty member must present the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card and any other identification the lending library requires at the main campus of any participating institution.

Library Account Services issues reciprocal faculty borrowers cards for UW faculty. Library Account Services can also provide you with more information about the program and specific information about the university that you are planning to visit.