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Services for Alumni and Community Borrowers

Alumni Privileges

Alumni who live in Colorado are entitled to the same privileges as community borrowers (described below).

Borrower's Card

Any resident of Colorado may get a Community Borrower's card at the University Libraries. To get a card, fill out an application at the Michener Library main desk or the Skinner Music Library circulation desk. If you would like to fill out the application before visiting the library, download a PDF.

You must show a photo ID. If your photo ID does not show your current Colorado mailing address, you will also be asked to present something that verifies your address. Examples include canceled mail, an emailed bill or notification containing your address, checkbook, or vehicle registration.

Your card will be given to you the same day you register, and will be valid for two years.

Borrowing Materials

Community borrowers may check out up to 20 items at one time. Items may be renewed twice. Community borrowers may not check out or renew items if they have any unpaid library fines.

Prospector and Interlibrary Loan services are not available to community borrowers.

Computers and Online Library Resources

Community borrowers may use online library resources while in Michener or Skinner Libraries. Public computers are available on the 1st floor of Michener Library and in the Computer Commons in Skinner Music Library.

Remote access to databases and online journals is not available to community borrowers.

In addition, printing and copying services are not available at University Libraries for community borrowers. Scanners are available, and scanned material can be saved to a portable drive or cloud storage, or sent via email. Nearby High Plains Library District offers printing, copying, and fax services.

Archival Research

Community members are welcome to conduct research in Archives & Special Collections without a library card. Researchers are required to fill out a brief registration form, which can be obtained on arrival or found on the Archives & Special Collections website, along with helpful tips to prepare for your visit.

Archives & Special Collections has some materials digitized and viewable online at Digital UNC, or you can search our finding aids on ArchivesSpace.