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Last Updated: Jul 11, 2017     Views: 48

Any library borrower may authorize a representative to check out materials on his or her behalf by completing a Linked Patron Permission Form then turning it in to any library circulation desk.  Each account owner assumes responsibility for all library transactions made by his or her representative. Under the Linked Patron service:

  • Two borrower accounts will be linked together; these account owners are the only representatives who can check out and renew library materials on behalf of the other.
  • Both borrowers' accounts must be in good standing in order to transact library business for the other.

Information regarding a borrower's account will not be shared with his or her representative unless it regards a library transaction made by the representative.

Contact the Help Desk at any of the UW Libraries to set up a linked account.

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