Library Privileges

Borrower Type Setup Needed - Borrowing Services and Online Account Access Access type Lost cards?

Current UW Faculty and Staff

None, your Husky card is your library card. Use UW NetID for library account access.

Full

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Current UW Students

None, your Husky card is your library card. Use UW NetID for library account access.

Full

Contact HFS

UW Educational Outreach with Husky Card

None, your Husky card is your library card. Use UW NetID for library account access.

Full

Contact HFS

UW Educational Outreach w/o Husky Card

Obtain a library card by bringing, faxing or mailing a copy of your payment receipt to  Library Account Services. You may need to get a temporary UW NetID

Full

Contact Library Account Services

UW Access Students

Obtain a library card at Library Account Services by bringing, faxing or mailing a copy of your current Access student card. You will also need a temporary UW NetID to access your library account information on the web

Full

Contact Library Account Services

Cascadia Students, Faculty and Staff

None, your Cascadia ID Card is your library card. Use UW NetID for library account access.

Cascadia

Contact the Open Learning Center

Faculty, Students and Staff from Orbis Cascade member institutions

Obtain a card at Library Account Services by logging into your home institution's online account. You will need a temporary UW NetID from Library Account Services.

Basic

Contact Library Account Services

UW Retirees

None, use your Husky card. You may need to get a temporary UW NetID from Library Account Services

Varies*

Contact Library Account Services

Current members UW Alumni Association

Obtain a library card by bringing, faxing or mailing a a copy of your current Alumni Association card to Library Account Services. You may need to get a temporary UW NetID.

Basic

Contact Library Account Services

Washington K-12 Teachers/Certified School Personnel

Obtain a library card by bringing, faxing or mailing a letter to Library Account Services on official school letterhead requesting borrowing privileges

Basic

Contact Library Account Services

Washington State Employees

Obtain a library card by bringing, faxing or mailing a letter to Library Account Services on official letterhead requesting borrowing privileges. You will also need a temporary UW NetID to access your library account information on the web.

Basic

Contact Library Account Services

Visitors

Obtain a library card by bringing, faxing or mailing an application to Library Account ServicesMore information. You will also need a temporary UW NetID to access your library account information on the web.

Basic

Contact Library Account Services

*Recent UW Retirees with employer-issued UW NetIDs have full access. Older retirees without employer-issued UW NetIDs have basic access.

Visitor Access

All visitors to the UW Libraries without borrowers cards may:

  • use the collections within the Libraries
  • use publicly-accessible computers
  • use wireless access

Basic Access

Individuals or organizations that have borrowing privileges have a BASIC access to library services which includes:

  • the ability to check out library materials
  • use publicly-accessible computers
  • use wireless access

Cascadia Access

Current Cascadia faculty, students and staff have CASCADIA level access to library services which includes:

  • the ability to check out library materials
  • use publicly-accessible computers
  • use wireless access
  • the ability to access library databases remotely
  • use of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for a fee

Full Access

Current UW faculty, students and staff have FULL access to library services which includes:

  • the ability to check out library materials
  • use all library computers
  • use wireless access
  • the ability to access library databases remotely
  • use of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Summit free of charge