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Reciprocal & Special Borrowers

PALCI On-Site Borrowing Program

Visit the full list of participating libraries in the PALCI Borrowing Program


  • Print this form,
  • have an authorized staff member at your home library complete it,
  • then bring the completed form and your school ID to the Gumberg Circulation Desk when you begin your visit.

Is your university a participating library with the OCLC Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing Program (FRBP)? Check this page

Be sure to secure your FRBP card from your home institution BEFORE arriving at Gumberg.


If you are a faculty member from an OCLC Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing Program participating university, please stop by the Gumberg Circulation Desk to register your library account.

If you are a library user from one of the following libraries, please contact the Gumberg Library Circulation Desk to register for your library account. You must present a current institutional ID in order to check out materials.

Please refer to the following information depending on your current special borrower status:

Clergy and Religious Borrowers

A letter of introduction is required and can be submitted by emailing or in person to the Circulation Manager.

▶ The letter must state their affiliation within a diaconate or religious educational institution, their purpose for using the Gumberg collections, and the length of time needed for material access.

Curriculum Center Special Borrowers

Local preschool, pre-K, and K-12 charter, cyber, and religious schools who have made prior arrangements with the Curriculum Center may arrange to borrow materials from Gumberg.

▶ A dated letter of introduction, printed on the institution's letterhead, must be sent to the Curriculum Center Coordinator. Letter must include purpose for using collections, as well as authorized personnel who should be granted privileges.

Contact the Curriculum Center Coordinator: Danielle Henzler (

Saint Anthony's School Programs

Students from St. Anthony's School are required to show a Duquesne University issued ID to register for borrowing privileges.

➝ Counselors of St. Anthony's are permitted to fill out the Reciprocal and Special Borrower's registration form for students as needed.

Other Special Borrowers

Other special borrowing requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact to inquire.