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Borrowing Services during COVID-19

For the health and safety of all employees and our campus community members, all Libraries staff are working remotely, and services are limited.  We appreciate your flexibility and understanding. 

For information about Borrowing, Returning, and Requesting library materials during this time, please see our Online Learning Support: Borrowing and Returning Library Materials webpage or contact us at botcirc@uw.edu

Borrowing Library Materials

University of Washingtstudents studyingon and Cascadia College students, faculty, staff and authorized visitors may borrow materials from the UW Bothell/CC Campus Library. Services available vary based on borrower type

Bring the item(s) you wish to borrow and your library card (Student or Staff ID; UW Libraries Borrowing Card) to the 1st Floor desk. You are responsible for:

  • Presenting valid ID when borrowing materials
  • All material checked out on your card
  • Knowing due dates. Dates may change based on renewal and recall requests
  • Returning or renewing materials on time

The library has a laptop lending program for UWB students.

Regularly check Your Library Account for accurate due dates, and to renew items online.

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

Loans / Length of Checkout

Most books in the UW Bothell/CC Campus Library check out for the following periods of time: 

  • Undergraduates and Alumni: 4 weeks, unlimited renewals (unless item is recalled)
  • Faculty / Grads / Staff: 12 weeks, unlimited renewals (unless item is recalled)

Some collections within the library (i.e. Reference) are in-library use only, while other collections (i.e. Career, Writing, etc.) check out for 7 days. Items that are on Reserve for a class check out for shorter periods of time.

Most media items (DVD, VHS, CDs, video games) can be checked out for 7 days.

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.

More information about Accounts and Privileges

Returning Library Materials

UW Bothell/CC Campus Library book returns are located:

  • Just inside the library entrance, or a person at the Circulation Desk (fastest check-in)
  • Outside the library to the right of the library entrance
  • On NE Campus Parkway (left of the Library Annex building near the campus loading dock)

Book returns are also located on the Seattle and Tacoma campuses.

Important note:  Reserve materials and equipment (i.e. laptops) must be returned to the library where they were checked out.  Laptops and other equipment should also be returned inside the library (not in a book return).  

Renewals

Most items checked out from the library 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 haven't done so already.

To renew over the phone, call 425-352-5340.

The following items cannot be renewed:

  • Items which have had holds placed on them
  • Reserve items. For more information about reserves, see Reserves Use and Policy
  • Summit items and Interlibrary Loan items
  • Items billed for replacement
  • Library Use Only items (checked out by exception only)
  • Laptops and other equipment

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

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Contact Us

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

(425) 352-5340
botcirc@uw.edu
1st Floor of the Library, Information Desk