Community Privileges

Library Card (University ID)

  • The library is open to visitors Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm. 

    • Card access only after 5pm and on weekends.

  • As a Washington State resident, you may obtain a community card to use Puget Sound library resources.
  • Cost:
    • $150.00 per calendar year
      • Community card holders who have originally purchased a one year $150 card may renew at the reduced fee of $100 per year.
    • $100.00 for six consecutive months
  • Expiration Date:
    • 1-year card - One year from the date of purchase.
    • 6-month card - Six months from the date of purchase.
  • What we need from you: A valid Washington State ID, a valid Washington State Driver's License, or proof of residence.
  • Requirements: Patrons must reside in Washington State.
  • Privileges are non-transferable.
  • Paid community borrowers may use electronic resources within the library but are not eligible for remote access.  Printing is unavailable.  For more information, see General Use Guidelines for Electronic Resources.

Checkout Privileges

Print Materials



5 Books 
6 Weeks, 1 renewal
Journals In-house Only
Reference In-house Only

No Summit
No Interlibrary Loan

Media Materials
DVDs & CDs 4 weeks, 1 week renewal

In addition to check out privileges, community card holders may seek limited librarian’s assistance with resources at Collins Library. We encourage visitors to start with their public or academic library to ensure they have utilized their local or regional resources. Puget Sound students, faculty and staff have priority in Reference Service and the use of all library resources and equipment.