Library Cards

Policies

  • All UPS students, faculty, and staff are eligible to utilize the resources at Collins Memorial Library. Affiliated users have limited access to materials. The library requires that patrons present valid identification at each checkout and pick up transaction. Privileges are non-transferable.
  • Visitors may seek a librarian’s assistance with resources at Collins Library, but service is limited. We encourage visitors to start with their public or academic library to ensure they have utilized their local or regional resources. Puget Sound students, faculty and staff have priority in Reference Service and the use of all library resources and equipment.
  • Lost cards: If you lose your university ID or UPS Library issued card, please notify the library as soon as possible, so that there are no further checkouts using that card. Also, notify Dining Services if you have lost your university ID, replacement fees may apply.

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UPS Students, Faculty, & Staff

  • Description: Identification cards for students, faculty, and staff must be obtained from Dining Services. Privileges are non-transferable.
  • Cost: No cost. Replacement fees may apply if lost.
  • Expiration Date: For students, the end of the summer following the year of enrollment. For faculty, the end of university employment. For staff, the end of university employment.

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Alumni

  • Description: Students who have graduated from the University of Puget Sound or students who have earned at least 7 units at UPS are eligible to use library resources. Privileges are non-transferable.
  • Cost: No cost
  • Expiration Date: No expiration date.
  • What we need from you: The circulation staff will verify that you have graduated from the University of Puget Sound or that you have earned at least 7 units at UPS.
  • Note: University of Puget Sound Law alumni or Seattle University Law Alumni are not eligible to obtain a library card as alumni.

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Consortium

  • Description: Current students, faculty, and staff of the Summit (Orbis-Cascade Alliance) consortium are eligible to use library resources. They are required to have their current university ID and will be required to fill out an information card. Privileges are non-transferable. ***Alumni from these consortium institutions are not eligible for library privileges at this time.  However, they can purchase a community card to obtain privileges.
  • Cost: No cost
  • Expiration Date: Consortium members will have an expiration date of 5/31, 8/31, or 12/31 depending on date of first UPS library use.
  • What we need from you: A valid university ID.
  • Check out our consortium page to see if you may be eligible for consortium privileges.

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Community

  • Description: As a Washington State resident, you may obtain a community card to use UPS library resources. Privileges are non-transferable.
  • Cost: $100 for six consecutive months and $150 for one calendar year
    • Community card holders who have originally purchased a one year $150 card may renew at the reduced fee of $100 per year.
  • Expiration Date: Six months from the date of purchase (six-month card) and one year from the date of purchase (one-year card).
  • What we need from you: A valid Washington State ID or a valid Washington State Driver's License.
  • Patrons must reside in Washington State.

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Employee Family

  • Description: Immediate family members of Faculty and Staff are eligible to use library resources.  Privileges are non-transferable.
  • Cost: No cost
  • Expiration Date: Expires when employee employment is terminated at the university.
  • What we need from you: Family member must be accompanied by the employee the first time.
    • Children must be 13 years or older to use library resources.

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Faculty/Staff Retired

  • Description: Faculty and staff who have retired from the University of Puget Sound are eligible to use library resources. Privileges are non-transferable.
  • Cost: No cost
  • Expiration Date: No expiration date.
  • What we need from you: A valid Washington State ID or a valid Washington State Driver's License.

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Women's League

  • Description: Current Women's League members are eligible to use library resources. Privileges are non-transferable.
  • Cost: No cost
  • Expiration Date: When Women's League membership expires.
  • What we need from you: A valid Women's League card (along with valid picture ID) is required to check out items.

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Tacoma Art Museum members/volunteers

  • Description: Current Tacoma Art Museum members/volunteers are eligible to use library resources. Privileges are non-transferable.
  • Cost: Reduced fee of $100 per calendar year for a community card.
  • Expiration Date: One year after purchase.
  • What we need from you: A valid picture ID is required to check out items.  A current Tacoma Art Museum membership card.

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