Proxy Borrower – general information

Purpose and Scope: 
To provide general information about proxy borrowers
Procedures: 

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 18yrs or older with a valid and current U of W student card.

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.

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 U of W 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 request@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 “proxy borrower” 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.

Guidelines: (Exceptions to the rule)

The Paul Martin Law Library does not recognize proxy borrowing arrangements. This means that if law students who are authorized by law professors or other professors to be their “proxy” can only use that designation for borrowing from Leddy Library.

Department: