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UW Staff and Retirees Accounts and Privileges

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

Library Card

Use your Husky Card

  • As a UW employee your library account should be automatically activated one or two business days after your appointment in the UW Payroll system begins
  • Hourly/temporary employees who are not eligible for a Husky Card: contact Library Account Services to obtain a library card

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 Employee Self Service (ESS)

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.
  • Departmental Delivery
    The UW Libraries will pull material from our shelves, check it out to you and send it to your department via the campus mail.  This service is available for current staff with UW campus box numbers.
  • 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
    Data Services, Alert Services, research help, and more.