Summer Tips: What to Know Before You Go!
Congratulations, you've made it through the year! Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions:
I'm going on vacation for a few weeks or months. Anything I should know or do before I go?
Don't forget to:
- RETURN your library books to any UW library or RENEW them online.
- Pay your library FINES online.
- Stay connected to UW Libraries research databases from Renton to Rome by logging in from OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS.
- Keep up on the latest research in your field with RSS ALERTS.
Can I borrow stuff over the summer if I'm not enrolled in classes?
- YES! Check Your Library Account for the expiration date (under your name and contact info). If you continue taking classes in the fall, it will get updated.
Now that I'm done with classes, I'm looking for something fun to read or watch. Any suggestions?
- There are thousands of DVDs at the Libraries Media Center, including feature films and your favorite tv shows, which can be checked out for 7 days.
- The Good Reads Collection has popular fiction and non-fiction. It's a great way to find some good summer reading! We also have an audiobook collection and a study abroad collection. Perfect for your summer trip!
Can I still borrow stuff after I've graduated?
- YES! Make a gift to the Libraries of $100 and get a borrower's card* from Library Account Services
(bring your letter of acknowledgment with you, or make your gift in Library Account Services).
- YES! Alumni Association members (and new grads get a special deal!) can get a borrower's card* from Library Account Services
(bring your UWAA card with you).
- All visitors to the Libraries can also use our materials and databases on campus.
1913 Campus Day showing lunch tables near Denny Hall, University of Washington; University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.