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Proxy Borrowing Policy

Proxy Borrowing is a privilege extended to Seattle University faculty to assist with their instruction and research by allowing designated faculty, staff, or students to pick up materials on their behalf.

  • Items checked out by a proxy borrower are charged to the faculty member's account.
  • The faculty member is responsible for returning these materials and any fees accrued.
  • At checkout, proxy borrowers must notify Lemieux Library Circulation staff when checking out materials on the behalf of faculty members.

Proxy Borrower Authorization

To authorize someone as a proxy borrower, faculty members must supply the Access Services Department via an email (from a SU email account) or a signed Proxy Authorization Letter on SU letterhead. Proxy borrowers may check out items on behalf of faculty members only if Lemieux Library has a Proxy Authorization Letter or email on file.

Please include the following information in your Proxy Authorization Letter:

  • The name of each person who will act as your Proxy Borrower
  • The person's position at SU (work study student, research assistant, administration assistant, etc.)
    • Only a current student or employees of Seattle University are eligible to be a Proxy Borrower.
  • The dates that the authorization will be in effect (current quarter, current academic year, etc.)
  • Your signature (email signature is fine if authorizing via email)

If a Dean or Administration Assistant is making a proxy borrowing request on behalf of an entire department, they must supply the names of all faculty members and proxy borrowers involved.

Letters must be delivered to the Access Services Department on the 3rd floor of Lemieux Library. Email authorization requests should be sent to the Aaron Morgan, Manager Access Services department at