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Services for Visitors

Everyone is welcome to visit the UW Libraries (Seattle, Bothell & Tacoma) and use our books, journals and most other materials while in the library.

Join the Friends of the Libraries to support the Libraries, fund student scholarships and get a borrower's card.


Use the Collections

  • Borrowing Info for Alumni & Visitors
    Information on getting a UW Libraries borrower's card.
  • UW Libraries Search
    Search to identify books and other material and their location/availability before visiting.
  • EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition database
    Current UW Alumni Association (UWAA) members can access this EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition database.
    Note: Off-campus access to other UW-restricted databases, ebooks and resources is only available to current UW faculty, staff and students. However local public libraries may offer remote access to many of the same databases and resources.
  • UW Digital Collections
    The Libraries collection of digitized images and texts with an emphasis on the history and culture of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Microform & Newspaper Collections
    Extensive collection of local, national and international newspapers.
  • Special Collections
    Rare and archival materials (manuscripts, historic images, book arts and more) specializing in Pacific Northwest history and culture.
  • All Libraries
    Links to all campus libraries, hours & maps.

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