The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Designated Proxies

UMass faculty, staff and graduate students (and undergraduate students registered with Disability Services) are eligible to designate and authorize another individual as their proxy for borrowing. Graduate students may designate ONE individual as their proxy for up to one year.

Upon receipt of a proxy card application, a proxy card is issued to allow the proxy to request and check out materials for the Patron of Record. The Patron of Record is responsible for all materials charged out on the proxy card.

In order for a proxy to pick up items on hold for the Patron of Record, the items must be requested using the proxy's library barcode, found on the back of the proxy card.

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