Accessing UWS Library Materials
Borrowing: UWS alumni may continue to check out books and videos under the same lending rules as students, with the exception of reserve materials, which lend only to currently-enrolled students.
Book/Video Delivery: Alumni who are not in the Portland area can access books and videos from the library through interlibrary loan. Simply visit your local public library and let them know the title(s) that you want to borrow from UWS, and we will send them to your library for pick-up.
Be sure to mention that you are a UWS alumni, as we provide this service free of charge to graduates. (Local public library fees may apply; ask before placing your request.)
Electronic Resources: As a result of restrictive licensing agreements, the library is unable to extend off-campus access to subscribed databases, ebooks, and ejournals to alumni. Graduates can gain access to all of these resources by visiting the library in person.
Article Delivery Service: UWS alumni may take advantage of PubMed’s Loansome Doc delivery service for individual articles of interest. Sign up for an account using UWS as your home library (our code is ORUPWS), and we will send the articles that you’ve ordered electronically. See Ordering Articles (Loansome Doc) on this guide for more information. In most cases, article delivery is free of charge, but in some cases there is a nominal fee.
Head of Library Public Services (Reference, Instruction & Access Services)