Proxy Borrower Authorization

This service enables University of Windsor faculty and staff members (the Sponsor) to authorize a proxy/proxies to conduct library business on his/her behalf – includes circulation of books, submission of ILL requests and retrieval of ILL materials. Proxies are student research assistants and/or graduate assistants who are 18 years or older with a valid and current University of Windsor UWinCard. Please note: This service does not include the Paul Martin Law Library.

Purpose

To enable University of Windsor faculty and staff members (the Sponsor) to authorize a proxy/proxies to conduct library business on his/her behalf – includes circulation of books, submission of ILL requests and retrieval of ILL materials.  This service is not intended to facilitate independent study by the proxy borrower.

Eligibility

Sponsors are faculty members and staff currently employed at the University of Windsor. Proxies are student research assistants and/or graduate assistants who are 18yrs or older with a valid and current UofW student card or a valid and current External Borrower's or Alumni Card. Both Sponsors and Proxies are required to have borrowing records that are clear of outstanding fines at the time of authorization. 

Number

Sponsors may authorize up to four (4) proxy borrowers at a time.

Please note

No distinction is made between materials checked out on behalf of the sponsor by an authorized proxy and materials checked out on the sponsor’s own University of Windsor faculty card. Responsibility for all library notices and late or replacement charges reside with the sponsor.

Expiry

Sponsors may authorize a proxy for up to three (3) semesters or one full calendar year. If undesignated, the default period will be one (1) semester only. Sponsors may renew an authorization by sending an email to coursereserves@uwindsor.ca. Sponsors must contact the library if a proxy is no longer to be honoured during the designated validation period 

Procedure

The sponsor completes and signs the attached form including all digits of the barcode on her/his library card. The proxy brings the completed form to the Circulation Desk along with his/her own valid student card, and the proxy designation will be set. 

Form

A completed and signed form is required for each additional proxy.

Contact

Please contact the Circulation Desk for more information