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Guest Borrowing Policy

Guest Borrowing Policy

UD Alumni and visitors to the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library who are not currently enrolled at, or employed by, the University of Dallas are eligible to borrow materials with the purchase of a guest card for $40 annually or the possession of a valid TexShare Card from participating public and university libraries. Each guest card is valid for one year from date of issue (or, for TexShare card holders, the expiration date of their TexShare card), and entitles the holder to borrow up to five items for a three week period.   Renewals may be granted twice.

Please note the following:

  • Borrowers may be asked to present photo identification by Circulation staff in order to use the guest card.

  • Borrowers under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian apply for a guest card. The borrower's parent will be responsible for all materials checked out on this card.

  • No borrower will be allowed to check out materials without presenting the guest card or a photo id. Providing information such as birthdate, address, or phone number is NOT sufficient.

  • Bearers of a guest card are assumed by the Circulation staff to be the authorized borrower. All late fees, lost book charges, or other fines that result from a borrower "lending" his or her card to others will remain the responsibility of the borrower and his or her parent.

  • Lost guest cards must be immediately and directly reported to the Circulation department of Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library.

  • Allowing anyone except the borrower or the borrower's parent or guardian (if under 18) to use a guest card is prohibited.

  • Guest borrowers (or their parent/guardian) are responsible for checking their library accounts regularly, and are responsible for materials and fines regardless of notice.

  • Notify the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library of address, phone, and email changes. Return library correspondence and phone calls in a timely manner.

  • Guest library cards do not include off campus access to library databases per our licensing agreements.

Violations of this agreement and any other pertinent library or university policies may result in a loss of borrowing privileges without refund of card fees. Unresolved disputes, charges, or refusal to surrender a card may result in registration holds, transcript holds, account blocks, or collection actions by the University or, alternately, by the borrower's sponsoring institution or school. Any refund of guest card fees are at the discretion of the library.