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For Faculty & Staff

Authorized Users (Formally Proxy Borrowers)

To authorize a user, the faculty member or administrator must send an email from their account to with the following information:

  1. First and last name of the authorized user. If requesting multiple authorized users, please list each individual.
  2. Confirmation that you extend permission to the authorized user to check out materials on your behalf.
  3. The start and end date for the authorized user. If no end date is indicated, the agreement will expire at the end of the current academic term.


A faculty member or an administrator may designate an authorized user to retrieve materials for them from the Gumberg Library Circulation Desk.

  • Authorized users are permitted to check out Gumberg-owned materials to the faculty member or administrator’s library account on their behalf.
  • Any interlibrary loan materials must be requested using the faculty or administrator’s ILL or EZBorrow account if they are to be checked out at the time of pick-up under the faculty or administrator’s Gumberg library account. These items cannot be switched from one library user account to another.
  • By submitting a request for an authorized user, the faculty member or administrator accepts responsibility to return items in a timely manner and to pay any fees incurred for late or lost materials.

​​​​​​​NOTE: Do not check out items on your library account for another user, regardless of the relationship. You are responsible for any late fines and/or replacement fees charged to items checked out to your library account.