Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars have to have a sponsored letter from the Dean’s level; then departments will help them get VUNet ID and card; their sponsoring department fills out this form,, and signs to accept responsibility for non-returned material and fines by including their budget number; and then the user brings their card to the library with this form and their letter and we create a user record for them in Alma. These users are being put to “system-wide sponsored borrower” user group.

Visiting Scholars who have departmental authorization are granted the following authorizations (per email 11/28/2018 from MAT/Bill Hook via Tao You):

  • 28-day loan period
  • 15 max number of items checkout at once
  • 112 days maximum renewal
  • ILL access allowed
  • on-campus access to electronic content allowed
  • off-campus access to electronic content allowed

An exception would also need to be added to the EZProxy server in the shibuser.txt file to grant off-campus access to electronic content. This has to be done by LTDS personnel.

For specific user exceptions, please go here (Library staff only).