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Library-issued patron cards only provide on-site check-out privileges; they do not include access to licensed databases, nor do they include access to our Interlibrary Loan services. With the exception of proxies, patrons may only have one active library card at a time. The patron to whom a card is issued is the only person authorized to use it; patrons should not lend their cards to others.
Obtain your visitor privilege card from any campus library or at Circulation Services in the Interlibrary Loan office, Room 246 in the HSSE Library, Stewart Center. Privilege cards are valid for one year and may be renewed upon request by borrowers in good standing. Please check our hours page before you come to campus so you know which libraries are open.
Starting fall 2020, we are no longer providing paper applications. All applications will be submitted online using a web form.
Visitors are eligible to check out most books in the general circulating collection. Other material such as media, reference books, and journals may be consulted on site.
BTAA and Purdue Regional Campus visitors
All other visitors
Core loan materials may be renewed one time. How to renew:
Books can be returned to any Purdue West Lafayette campus library or adjacent book drop. Items may also returned by US mail to:
Purdue University Libraries - CIRC
504 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058
Reminders are sent one week prior to the item due date. An overdue notice will be sent one day after the due date. Failure to return or renew materials within 7 days of the due date will result in the assessment of a $15 processing fee per item plus the replacement cost for each item.
Contact Circulation Services at (765) 494-0369 or email@example.com