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Alumni and Guest Users: UMW Libraries

A guide to UMW Libraries' resources for Alumni and Guest Users

Borrowing from UMW Libraries

Guest Patrons are more than welcome to visit Simpson Library on the Fredericksburg campus to use our book collections at no cost on site.

UMW Libraries Guest Patron card

Alumni and other Guest Patrons wishing to check out materials from the UMW Libraries need to obtain a Guest Patron Card. Guest Patron cards are available to Virginia residents 18 years of age or older.

An application for a Guest Patron Card can be obtained from and submitted to Simpson Library, along with the fee for the card.
The card will expire after 12 months. Paying the fee again will allow you to renew your card for another 12 months.

Alumni and Guest Borrowing Fees

The Guest Patron Card does not entitle the bearer to check out items on Reserve, Audiovisual materials, or Electronics. It also does not entitle the bearer to UMW Libraries Interlibrary Loan services (Patrons wishing to use Inter-library Loan should contact their local public library.), entry into Simpson Library for study hall hours, or off-campus database access.

To learn more, check out our full Guest Borrower policy.

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