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Borrowing Services

Borrowing Library Materials

University of Washingtstudents studyingon and Cascadia College students, faculty, staff, and other users with borrowing privileges may borrow materials from the UW Bothell/CC Campus Library. Services available vary based on your borrower type. 

To borrow materials, bring the item(s) you wish to borrow and your library card (Student or Employee ID for UW or Cascadia students, faculty, and staff; purple UW Libraries Borrowing Card for other users) to the Information Desk on the 1st Floor.

All borrowers are responsible for: 

  • Presenting valid ID when borrowing materials. Cards are issued to specific individuals and may not be used by, on behalf of, or transferred to another individual. 
  • All material checked out on their library account
  • Regularly checking Your Library Account and returning or renewing materials on time. 

NOTE: Due dates are subject to change.  

Requesting from other UW libraries, interlibrary loan, and document delivery: 

Loans / Length of Checkout

Most book and media items in the UW Bothell/CC Campus Library check out for the following periods of time: 

  • Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, Retirees: 12 weeks, unlimited renewals (unless item is recalled)
  • Undergraduates, Alumni, and other users with borrowing privileges:  4 weeks, unlimited renewals (unless item is recalled)

More information about Accounts and Privileges

Some items must be used within the library (in-library use only) while other items check out for a shorter period of time.  Items that are on Reserve for a class check out for shorter periods of time.

A few media items are intended only for instructional use. Students can use these items while in the library and faculty can check them out, schedule for a particular class time and viewing, or place them on Reserve for class use.

The library has a variety of equipment available for checkout, with varying loan periods. 

Returning Library Materials

Most materials that have been checked out through the UW Libraries system may be returned to the UWB/CC Campus Library.  

Important note:  Reserve materials must be returned to the library from which they were checked out.  Laptops and other equipment must also be returned in-person to the library they were checked out from, not in a book return. Per UW Libraries policy, Reserve items and pieces of equipment returned to anywhere other than where they were checked out will not be credited as returned until they reach the original checkout library.

The most expedient way to return library materials is to bring them in-person to the Information Desk on the 1st floor of the library.  UWB/CC Campus Library also has one internal and two external book returns:

  • Along the Information Desk to the right, inside the library entrance 
  • Outside the library to the right of the library entrance
  • On Campus Way NE, south of the pedestrian overpass, near the campus loading dock

UWB/CC library materials may also be returned to libraries and book returns located on the Seattle and Tacoma campuses.


Most items checked out from the UW Libraries may be renewed online by logging in to Your Library Account with your UW NetID. Cascadia Students will need to set up a UW NetID if they have not done so already.

For step-by-step online renewal instructions, see FAQ: How do I renew books and other loans?

Items may also be renewed in-person by going to the Information Desk on the 1st floor of the UWB/CC Campus Library, or over the phone by calling 425-352-5340.

The following items cannot be renewed:

  • Reserve items. For more information about reserves, see Reserves Use and Policy
  • Items which have had holds placed on them (Recalled)
  • Interlibrary Loan items
  • Items billed for replacement
  • Laptops, calculators, chargers, and other equipment
  • Library Use Only items 


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Contact Us

For more information or if you have questions please contact us!

(425) 352-5340
1st Floor of the Library, Information Desk