Haskell Indian Nations University

KU Library Borrowing Privileges for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Getting Started

Application process:  To establish borrowing privileges with the University of Kansas Libraries, come to the Watson Library Service Desk on the Lawrence campus.  Present your Haskell Indian Nations University identification card and ask to be authenticated for borrowing privileges.  A second photo ID is also required:  options include a current state issued driver's license, state issued photo ID card, government issued photo ID, or a passport.  An application form will need to be completed.  There is no cost for this process.

Students:  For students with a barcode number on the Haskell ID card, this barcode number will be entered in KU library records.  Once privileges are established, present the Haskell ID card to check out library materils, and use the barcode and your last name to log in to renew library materials and make other requests.

Faculty & staff:  A unique 6-digit barcode will be created for faculty and staff; this barcode will either be attached to the Haskell ID card or provided on a wallet-sized paper card.  Once privileges are established, present the Haskell ID card and the card with the barcode to check out library materials, and use the barcode and your last name to log in to renew library materials and make other requests.

Renewal process:  Borrowing privileges will be established one year at a time and may be renewed annually by presenting the current Haskell ID, a current photo ID, and by completing the annual renewal application form.

Transitions:  As Haskell students, faculty, and staff who currently have KU Library Borrower Cards need to renew their borrowing privileges, the library will work with you to transition to use of the Haskell ID for these privileges.  See Renewal process above.

Note:  Borrowing privileges will not be established or renewed until such time as the applicant has paid any unpaid charges due to the University of Kansas.

To terminate KU Libraries' privileges:  If you lose your Haskell ID card or the paper card provided by the KU Libraries and are concerned that either could be used for KU Libraries privileges, please ask us to declare it lost or stolen in KU library records.  This is very important because the card owner will be held responsible for all items checked out and all charges incurred prior to the time the card is reported lost.  Lost or stolen cards should be reported in person to the Circulation Business Office in Watson Library from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, by phone at 785-864-4715, or via email at libfines@ku.edu.

Borrower Responsibilities

  • Students should bring their Haskell ID when coming to a Lawrence or Edwards campus library.  Faculty and staff should bring their Haskell ID card with the KU Libraries barcode attached or the Haskell ID card and the paper card provided by the KU Libraries.
  • You are responsible for what you check out.  Pay attention to loan periods, due dates, recall requests, and return policies.  Read the notices received.  You are responsible for keeping track of when your checked out items are due.
  • Keep your email and postal mailing addresses up to date with the library.

Library Privileges for Haskell Borrowers

Basic library services are available and include:

  • On-site access to facilities of the KU Libraries system
  • Borrowing privileges for circulating collections
  • On-site use of computers designated as Community Access Workstations to use the Library Catalog and selected electronic resources (some restrictions may apply)
  • Recall requests for checked out items
  • Retrieve from Shelf requests only for items shelved in the Library Annex
  • Search requests for items not found by completing the KU Libraries User Request Form (green card)
  • Basic reference services

Services not included:

  • Interlibrary Loan (including WebRetrieve and document delivery services)
  • Off-campus access to licensed electronic resources including databases, e-books, and e-journals (off-campus access is determined by specific licenses with database vendors and is restricted to current KU students, faculty, and staff)

Circulation privileges:
Haskell students, faculty, and staff may check out an unlimited number of long-term loan items for six weeks, and may renew them online five times via the Libraries' website before returning to the library with the items to check them out again.   All long-term loan items are subject to immediate recall and must be returned within 14 days of the first recall notice to avoid overdue charges.   See Keeping Track of What You Have Checked Out below for additional information.

Loan periods of two weeks or less are used for reserve, reference, government documents, audio-visual materials including videos and DVDs, and many periodicals.  Some items, especially reference materials and some periodicals, may be restricted to in-library use only.  Items checked out for two weeks or less cannot be renewed online.

Keeping Track of What You Have Checked Out

Current borrowers may review items checked out and any Fines and Fees currently due by consulting the Libraries' website; click My Account, and log in with your barcode number (as described above) and last name.

Scroll down to Items Checked Out to review the list of items checked out and the due dates.  From here, you may Renew items eligible to be renewed.  Pending Requests, Items Available for checkout, and Fines and Fees may also be reviewed in My Account.

Copying and Printing in the KU Libraries

Changes in how the library collects payment for printing and copying are underway.  By January 2012, the library will be selling guest accounts for printing and copying.  Watch for updated information as it becomes avaialble.


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