Answered By: Kara Mullen
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2022     Views: 43

Before the library can offer borrowing privileges or access to services and resources, the visiting scholar needs to be assigned a Campus ID and issued a PantherCard.

Register for an Affiliate Network Account
Affiliate Network accounts effectively create a Campus ID for your guest, allowing them access to anything you might have access to on campus, including some university systems, computer workstations, and the Internet. These accounts can be set up with or without campus email addresses. Affiliate Network accounts are perfect for resident guests.

Get an Affiliate PantherCard
Affiliate PantherCards are issued to visiting scholars, contractors, and others who need clear identification of an affiliation with the University and/or access to certain buildings and resources. Affiliate cards are requested via the webform at by the sponsoring department for a specified length of time.

Library Borrowing
The sponsoring department or program should submit a written request on behalf of the visiting scholar requesting borrowing privileges. The request should include the Campus ID and Panther ID Number of the visiting scholar, the length of time of sponsorship, and a description of research needs. Email requests can be sent to

Interlibrary Loan
If the Affiliate Network account includes an email address, the visiting scholar can self-register for Interlibrary Loan at If not, the library can set up an account manually. Please include a request for Interlibrary Loan privileges with a request for borrowing privileges. To contact ILL directly, email

Library Databases
Access to licensed library content is accessible from the computers in the library and from campus computers. License agreements limit off-campus access, but access to some resources may be available via the Affiliate Campus ID and Password.

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