Library Account

To review your loans and/or renew materials:

  1. Click the "Your Library Account" button
  2. Sign in (using your University of Idaho username and password) to check your holdings and renew your loans

You can also View Your Pending Summit (ILL) Requests


Library Account Policies



How do I get a library card?

Library Cards for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Your Idaho Vandal ID card can be used as your library card to check out materials as well as to access your interlibrary loan account and other online materials.

If you have a valid University of Idaho network username and password, you will also be able to access databases like JSTOR, Web of Science and Academic Search Premier from off campus by using your University of Idaho username and password.

For distance education and Independent Study students, and off campus faculty and staff:

  • For Interlibrary Loan Requests, a library barcode number is still needed. If you do not have a Vandal Card, please call 208-885-6843 or email libill@uidaho.edu to receive a barcode number.

Guest Library Cards

Guest privileges are available to:

  • Idaho residents with photo ID (residents under 18 years old must have parent or guardian willing to establish a parent/child account)
  • WSU faculty, staff, and students with WSU ID
  • Summit Library members, who may use their home library's card

Guests may borrow books, DVDs and other library materials. If you are not actively affiliated with the university, you will not have remote access to most electronic resources or to some library-specific services.


Loan Periods

Generally, cardholders can borrow an unlimited number of items. Loan periods will vary depending on your status and the type of material being borrowed.

LOAN PERIODS FOR BOOKS IN THE UI MAIN STACKS
Status Loan Period Renewals Special Notes
Undergraduates; Staff;
Guest Patrons
6 weeks No After a two-week loan period, all books can be recalled for use by others.
Faculty;
Graduate Students
120 days renewal upon
request
Does not include Browsing books, juv books, A/V


LOAN PERIODS FOR OTHER MATERIALS IN THE UI MAIN STACKS
Type of Material Loan Period Renewals
Browsing Books 6 weeks no renewals
Children's Books 6 weeks no renewals
CDs/DVDs/LPs 2 weeks no renewals
US Government Documents 6 weeks no renewal
Magazines & Journals library use only (1 day loan by special arrangement only) no renewals
Microfilm/microfiche library use only no renewals
Newspapers library use only no renewals
Reference Books/Maps/Atlases library use only no renewals


LOAN PERIODS FOR SUMMIT MATERIALS
(NOT AVAILABLE TO GUESTS)
Type of Material Loan Period Renewals
Summit Books 6 weeks no renewals
Summit DVDs/CDs 6 days no renewals


LOAN PERIODS FOR INTERLIBRARY LOAN MATERIALS
(NOT AVAILABLE TO GUESTS)
Type of Material Loan Period Renewals Special Notes
ILL Books 4 weeks on average (see note) 2 weeks on average (unless the lending library denies the renewal) Due dates and renewals are set by the lending institution, so loan periods may vary.
ILL DVDs/CDs 2 weeks on average (see note) 2 weeks on average (unless the lending library denies the renewal) Due dates and renewals are set by the lending institution, so loan periods may vary.


Fines

  • Fines are $0.30 a day up to a maximum of $10.50 per book. Lost books have a charge of $50.00 for the book and a $20.00 processing fee. Fines for recalled books are $2.00 per day up to a maximum of $20.00.

  • Fines for Reserve materials are $2 per hour or partial hour for overdue items, maximum $20, for paper reserve. There are no fines for electronic reserve materials.


Renewing Library Materials

Three options available for renewing (only graduate students and faculty can renew):

  • Online at Your Library Account, where you can also see what items are checked out to you and when they are due
  • By telephone at 208-885-6559
  • In person at the Circulation Desk (1st floor)


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