Q. How do I borrow from the library?

Answer

You can borrow books, items on reserve, periodicals, and equipment from the library by stopping by the Library Information Desk in the lobby. You will be asked for your validated WWU I.D. card so remember to bring it with you each time you wish to check out library materials.

Loan Periods

Items are due back before closing time on the date shown on the card/date due slip/or back of the item.

Undergraduate Students

  • Books: 3 weeks
  • Reference materials: use only in the library
  • Reserve items: varies; check with Public Services
  • Periodicals: non-archival issues, 7 days
  • Videos and DVDs: 7 days
  • Audio media: 7 days
  • Equipment: varies; check with Public Services
  • Summer borrowing (applies to students): upon proof of being registered for summer or fall quarter, normal loan rules apply

Graduate Students

  • Books; videos, DVDs and audio media: 3 months or end of quarter
  • Reference materials: use only in the library
  • Reserve items: varies; check with Circulation
  • Periodicals: non-archival issues, 7 days
  • Equipment: varies; check with Public Services
  • Summer borrowing: upon proof of being registered for summer or fall quarter, normal loan rules apply

Faculty

  • Books; videos, DVDs and audio media: 3 months or end of Spring Quarter
  • Reference materials: Normally not loaned; check with CLEAR Librarians for extenuating needs
  • Reserve items: varies; check with Public Services
  • Periodicals: non-archival issues, 7 days; all others, check with Periodicals librarian
  • Equipment: varies; check with Public Services

      NOTE:

  • Materials may be renewed over the phone at the end of fall and winter quarters.
  • All materials must be brought back to the library at the end of Spring Quarter, where they may be re-checked out.
  • Material on loan may be recalled after three weeks of being checked out should another member of the campus community request the item.
  • Standard replacement fees apply for all damaged or lost materials.

Staff:

  • Books; videos, DVDs and audio media: 3 months or end of Spring Quarter
  • Reference materials: use only in the library
  • Reserve items: varies; check with Public Services
  • Periodicals: non-archival issues, 3 months or end of Spring Quarter
  • Equipment: varies; check with Public Services

NOTE:

  • Materials may be renewed over the phone at the end of fall and winter quarters.
  • All materials must be brought back to the library at the end of Spring Quarter, where they may be re-checked out.
  • Material on loan may be recalled after three weeks of being checked out should another member of the campus community request the item.
  • Standard replacement fees apply for all damaged or lost materials.

Renewals

If no one else has requested an item that you have out on loan, you may request a renewal on that item through your online library account. 

If you wish to keep an item over break, you will need to speak to Public Services and may need to provide proof of registration for upcoming quarters. 

Have more questions about borrowing? Call the Library Information Desk at 509-527-2134 or email Public Services.

 

  • Last Updated Jul 19, 2017
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