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Summit Visiting Patron Privileges

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

Library Card

Get a UW Libraries Borrower’s Card to check out items

  • Institutional ID card required, along with library login screen at your home institution showing current status.
  • Check Your Library Account to see when your account will expire. Renew your account with Library Account Services.


    300 item limit, generally with a 4 week checkout period; varies among libraries and material type

    Track Due Dates & Renew Materials

    Your Library Account

    • Library Account Services will issue you a guest UW NetID to login
    • 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 Databases, E-Journals, E-Books, etc. from Off-Campus?


    Access to On-Campus Libraries


    • Some campus Libraries buildings are open only to current UW students, faculty, and staff. Please check the Libraries & Hours pages for specific libraries’ access policies.

    Change of Address

    Report address changes to Library Account Services, 206-543-1174.
    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.

    Additional Fee-Based Services