The University of Kansas Libraries
Visiting Scholars With Status as KU Affiliate and Without a KU Card
Visiting Scholars who have been designated as authorized KU Affiliates receive Full Library Services. Visiting Scholars with KU Affiliate status who do not qualify for a KU Card may purchase a KU Library Borrower Card for $20.00. Visiting Scholars with Affiliate status who need to purchase a KU Library Borrower Card should bring a current photo ID to the Watson Library Service Desk between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to complete the application process.
With the KU Library Borrower Card, the KU Affiliate may check out an unlimited number of long-term loan items, usually for the duration of the short-term affiliate appointment, but in no case for more than four months at a time. Depending on the length of the appointment, the items may be renewed online via the Library Catalog before returning the items to the library or bringing the items to the library to check them out again.
All long-term loan items are subject to recall at any time and must be returned within 14 days of the recall date to avoid overdue charges. Short-term and reserve loan items checked out for two weeks or less must be returned to the library from which they were checked out by the time due in order to avoid overdue charges and in order to renew them. All KU Affiliates are required to present the KU Library Borrower Card to check out or renew library materials and to request library services.
University departments sponsoring affiliate status visitors for periods of less than three weeks should contact the Libraries’ Circulation Business Office (Watson Library Service Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 785.864.4715) to discuss options for library check-out privileges.