Alumni & Community Cards

Retired WWU Faculty and Alumni

Retired Walla Walla University Faculty members and Alumni of Walla Walla University may check out books for free with their alumni card, which they get through the Alumni Association.

Community Members

Community members may check out books at Peterson Memorial Library with a valid community library card.

What does a community card cost?

A community card costs $15 and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. This fee covers the cost of setting up the account.  There are additional fees for lost cards, overdue items, and interlibrary loans.

How do I get a community card?

Community cards are available from the office manager at Peterson Memorial Library. Typically they may be purchased between 8am-Noon, M-F and 1-5pm, M-Th.

Please be prepared to pay for your card at this time and bring proof of address and a photo ID.

What can I check out?

All users may check out books in the general collection. These books have a 3 week checkout. For other types of items please see below.

User Type Community Retired WWU Faculty Walla Walla University Alumni
Circulating Books Yes, 3-week loan
Yes, 3-week loan
Yes, 3-week loan
Journals No Yes, 3-day loan
Media No Yes, 3-day to 1-week loan No
Reserves No No No

Can I use library computers?

Community cards do not provide access to the computer lab in the South Reading Room.

Academic computer access is available from the terminals in the lobby. These computers allow searching of the library catalog, the online databases, and some internet websites. Printing from these computers is $.10 per page, which may be paid at the circulation desk.

These computers are restricted to academic purposes; some popular sites including email, social networking, and web commerce sites may not be available.

Can I borrow books through Summit?

Retired faculty are eligible to request books through the Orbis Cascade Alliance Summit Borrowing system. The Orbis Cascade Alliance does not allow access to alumni or community members.

Can I use the online databases to access full text articles?

Access to the online databases and the full text articles is available on lobby computers. Items may be viewed and printed there. Due to licensing restrictions, off-campus database access is not available to community, alumni, or retired faculty.

Page maintained by Sid Nash
Last update on January 26, 2012