Services for UW PCE Students
Borrowing Materials from the Libraries
To receive Libraries borrowing privileges, bring, fax, mail, or email a copy of your receipt for classes to Library Account Services to create a library account. Please note that if you have a Husky Card you will still need to provide Library Account Services with your receipt for classes in order to receive Borrowing privileges. For more information, visit Borrowing Information for UW PCE Students.
For more information on whether you will receive a Husky Card as a Certificate student, visit the Certificate Student Handbook.
Accessing UW-restricted Online Resources
With your UW NetID and password you can access thousands of online resources, including full-text journal, newspaper and magazine articles, as well as ebooks, image collections, sound recordings and other online media. Obtaining a UW NetID
To access these UW-restricted resources while off-campus, you will need to start at a UW Libraries web page, click on the "Off-Campus Access" login box in the upper right hand corner of the screen, and log in. To see what resources are recommended for your subject area, visit the Libraries Subject Guides.
You can also add the Proxy Bookmarklet to your home computer browser window, It is necessary for you to be "authenticated" as a UW student in order to use the licensed resources from an off-campus location.
For more information, visit Connect from Off-Campus.
Obtaining a UW NetID
Students who are registered for courses through UW Professional & Continuing Education can obtain a UW NetID and password by visiting UW Computing About UW NetIDs. You will need the private access code (PAC) and UW Student ID Number you received when registering for a UW Professional & Continuing Education class.
Getting Help from a Librarian
You can get help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using our online chat service. Click on the Ask Us! Link at the top of this page to talk with a librarian via chat, telephone, or email.
You may also contact our Educational Outreach Services librarians directly with questions regarding accessing UW Libraries materials and getting help with your research.
Having Materials Delivered
Current UW Students, faculty and staff may request to have books and articles that are owned by the UW Libraries delivered to their home address for a fee, using Interlibrary Loan. To learn about fees and how to place a request, visit Interlibrary Loan FAQs.
Requesting Books for Pickup
Current UW Students, faculty and staff may request to have books and other materials held at any UW Library for pick-up. Using the UW WorldCat, you may request to have books held by UW Libraries, Summit Libraries (see below) and libraries worldwide delivered and held for pickup at any UW Library.
Interlibrary Loan and Summit Libraries
Interlibrary Loan supplies materials not owned by the UW Libraries to current UW students, faculty and staff except those in the University of Washington Law School.
UW Students, faculty and staff have access to materials held at the 30 academic libraries (known as Summit Libraries) in Washington and Oregon that are part of the Orbis-Cascade Alliance. These materials may be requested through the UW WorldCat catalog on the Libraries homepage, and held for pickup at any UW or Summit Library.
It is also possible to visit any of the libraries in person and borrow materials on site. Students must be registered as a UW libraries borrower in order to utilize these services (see Borrowing Information for UW PCE Students link on the left).