What is it?
The ASU Library participates in the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) Reciprocal Circulation Program with other libraries in the consortium.
Reciprocal circulation is a service where the faculty, staff and students of cooperating GWLA member university libraries may borrow library materials on site at other, cooperating member libraries. This service is especially useful for Distance Learning faculty and students who live outside the Phoenix area.
Participating GWLA Libraries
- Arizona State University
- Baylor University
- Brigham Young University
- Iowa State University
- Kansas State University
- Oklahoma State University
- Oregon State University
- Southern Illinois University
- Texas A&M University
- Texas Tech University
- University of Arizona
- University of Colorado-Boulder
- University of Denver
- University of Hawaii at Manoa
- University of Houston
- University of Illinois
- University of Kansas
- University of Missouri Columbia
- University of Nevada Las Vegas
- University of New Mexico
- University of Oklahoma
- University of Oregon
- University of Utah
- Utah State University
- Washington State University
- Washington University in St. Louis
- West Virginia University
Who can use it?
All ASU faculty, staff and students in good standing with the ASU Library (e.g. no lost or long overdue items) are eligible for this program by presenting “valid” identification at a cooperating host library. "Valid" identification will be defined by each individual host library.
What to do if you’re planning to visit other GWLA Libraries
The host library will verify that you are affiliated with ASU and that your ASU Library record is in good standing by asking you to do one or more of the following:
- Present your ASU Sun Card
- Sign into MYASU to verify current employment or registration
- Log into your library account to show that you have no outstanding fees.
In some cases, there may be a time delay while the library you are visiting contacts us.
Please note: There are at least two libraries that will charge a small processing fee for a borrower card but most do not charge.
Anyone planning to participate may contact Tomalee Doan, at email@example.com before you go for more detailed information.