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Borrowing Policies

Undergraduate Students 

Books: 6 weeks (Seniors: One Semester)
CDs: 6 weeks
Popular Reading Collection: 6 weeks, limit 5
Child's Literature: 6 weeks
DVDs/VHS: 6 days
Summit (Long loan): 6 weeks, 1 renewal
Summit (Short Loan): 6 days, 1 renewal
ILL: Determined by the lending library

Fishbowl lockers: 1 day or 1 semester, no renewal


Graduate Students (AGSM, LAW)

Books: One Semester
CDs: 6 weeks
Popular Reading Collection: 6 weeks, limit 5
Child's Literature: 6 weeks
DVDs/VHS: 6 days
Summit (Long loan): 6 weeks, 1 renewal
Summit (Short Loan): 6 days, 1 renewal
ILL: Determined by the lending library

Fishbowl lockers: 1 day or 1 semester, no renewal


Faculty and Staff

Books: 6 months
CDs: 6 months
Popular Reading Collection: 6 weeks, limit 5
Child's Literature: 6 weeks
DVDs/VHS: 6 weeks
Summit (Long loan): 6 weeks, 1 renewal
Summit (Short Loan): 6 days, 1 renewal
ILL: Determined by the lending library


Bon Appetit and non-cardholding community members

These patrons are welcome to view materials in the library and use the Public Computers (for 1 hour) or use the Public Wireless Network. If they would like to check-out materials, they are welcome to purchase a Community Borrower’s Card for $100.00 per calendar year.

Willamette University Alumni

Requirements: Must have alum status within the Alumni Directory. Law alumni need to initiate alumni borrowing privileges through the Law Library. Expiration date is set for one year from current date, and can be renewed annually. Only 10 items checked-out at a time. We do not mail materials.

Books: 6 weeks
CDs: 6 days
Popular Reading Collection: 6 weeks, limit 5 titles
Child's Literature: 6 weeks
DVDs/VHS: 6 days
Summit (Long loan): Not Eligible
Summit (Short Loan): Not Eligible
ILL: Not Eligible

Online Databases: Not Eligible


Community members

Requirements: Must verify status with valid state issued ID or passport. Must live in Salem or Keizer and be over 18 years of age. $100.00 non-refundable fee required (per year). Expiration date is set for one year from current date. Only 10 items checked-out at a time. Library account is blocked when total fines owed is more than $10.00.

Books: 6 weeks
CDs: 6 days
Popular Reading Collection: 6 weeks, limit 5 titles
Child's Literature: 6 weeks
DVDs/VHS: 6 days
Summit (Long loan): Not Eligible
Summit (Short Loan): Not Eligible
ILL: Not Eligible

Online Databases: Not Eligible

Spouses, Domestic Partners & Dependents of WU Faculty, Administrators & Staff

Requirements: Must verify relationship with the current WU ID card of faculty, administrator, or staff member. The expiration date is set for one year from current date. Only 10 items checked-out at a time. The library account is blocked when total fines owed is more than $10.00.

Books: 6 weeks
CDs: 6 days
Popular Reading Collection: 6 weeks, limit 5 titles
Children's Literature: 6 weeks
DVDs/VHS: 6 days
Summit (Long loan): Not Eligible
Summit (Short Loan): Not Eligible
ILL: Not Eligible


Willamette Emeritus Faculty

Spouses and dependents of emeritus faculty do not qualify.

Books: 6 months
CDs: 6 months
Popular Reading Collection: 6 weeks, limit 5 titles
Children's Literature: 6 weeks
DVDs/VHS: 6 days
Summit (Long loan): 6 weeks, 1 renewal
Summit (Short Loan): 6 weeks, 1 renewal
ILL: Determined by the lending library.


Summit Visiting Patrons

Patrons affiliated with a Summit institution can checkout Willamette materials that circulate through Summit, and request credentials to have Summit materials delivered to Willamette.

Books: 6 weeks
CDs: 6 days
Popular Reading Collection: 6 weeks, limit 5 titles
Children's Literature: 6 weeks
DVDs/VHS: 6 days
ILL: Not Eligible