Borrowing Policy


Books and other materials may be renewed using the My Account link at the top of the page. Alumni and guest should use the affiliate request form to renew.

Materials cannot be renewed if there is a hold or recall on them.

Loan Periods

Affiliates (Alumni, Community Borrowers, Pastors and Missionaries)

Fines and Fees

You will not be allowed to check out materials if your fines total over $30.00.

Fines may be paid either by cash or check in the library or by requesting that the charge be placed on your NU student account. Fines not paid at the library will be charged to your NU student account or employee 1010 account.

Please note that whether you receive an overdue notice or not, you are still responsible for returning on time all materials that have been checked out on your identification card.  Overdue notices are sent to the email address the library has on file.  You are responsible for updating your contact information with the library.

Overdue Fines
Lost Item Fees

Returns By Mail

Borrowers at the Kirkland Campus Library may return checked out materials by mail. You are responsible for making sure that mailed items arrive on or before the due date.

Items should be mailed to:

Northwest University Library
PO BOX 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579

We recommend that you choose a shipping method with a tracking number in case your package gets lost in transit.

Borrowing Privileges at Other Libraries

Northwest University students, faculty and staff have borrowing privileges at NAPCU libraries with a current NU ID card. Current academic year stickers are available at Hurst Library.

NU students at the Kirkland Campus are also eligible for borrowing privileges at King County Library System with a current NU ID card and another form of ID showing date of birth.

Authorizing Others to Use Your Account

In order to authorize a family member or other person to check out library materials, the account holder must provide written notice prior to the transaction. Written notice may be given by sending an email from the email account on file for the account holder. An explanatory note with the name(s) of the authorized person(s) will be placed on the account holder’s record by library staff. The authorized person must provide photo ID when picking up items. All items checked out on the account holder’s record are the responsibility of the account holder. Written notice must be given to the library to remove any authorized person from the account holder’s record.

Abuse of Borrowing Privileges

The NU Library reserves the right to limit, suspend, or revoke the borrowing privileges and library services of any patron who abuses or misuses library privileges.