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KPU Library COVID-19 Response

General Information

Our collections are once again open for in-person browsing for KPU students and employees!

Please adhere to KPU's COVID-19 policies, while in our spaces. 

Collection items are now being loaned for regular (non-pandemic) loan periods. Read more about loan periods for students and loan periods for instructors

  • Items loaned during summer semester prior to July 29 are due back August 20, 2021. 

Most equipment lending remains suspended. Visit Borrowing Equipment for full details. The Library's full equipment lending service will resume for the Fall 2021 semester.

Library Hold & Registration or Withdrawal

Are you being prevented from registering for classes or getting your transcripts because you owe us money?

No new overdue fines are being created at this time.  However, if you have fines or bills from before March 18 2020, you may have a hold on your record that prevents you from registering or withdrawing from classes.

If you have questions about the hold, you can submit a Library Borrowing and Fines Questions form.

To pay the bill so the hold can be removed:

Interlibrary Loans

Can I still place interlibrary loans for material KPU Library doesn't have?

The delivery system to facilitate inter-library borrowing has been reduced. This means your requests for books or 'returnables' (physical items like print books) may take longer than it did in the past. However our full interlibrary loan service is open!

Borrowing from other academic institutions

I'm a KPU student and I want to borrow books from another academic institution. Can I? 

No. Due to COVID, KPU Library is not currently issuing new cards or lending library material in-person to users other than KPU students and staff. We are also not issuing COPPUL/CPSLD cards to any user. Most other academic institutions have also suspended their borrowing to users outside of their students and employees. This means that as a KPU student, you currently cannot visit other academic libraries in person and browse and borrow material. Likewise, community and other external users cannot borrow in-person at KPU Library.  

However, KPU students and employees can request library material from other academic institutions through our Interlibrary Loan service. You can request books, articles and thesis. Visit Interlibrary Loans for full details.

Community Borrowers

I have a Community Borrower or Alumni Card. Can I borrow from the library or use e-resources?

Yes, Community Borrowers and Alumni can now borrow from KPU Library. In terms of e-resources, we are back to pre-pandemic procedures, which means Community Borrowers and Alumni have guest station access and have on-site access to our electronic resources and journals. Information on how to get a card and borrowing privileges can be found at Members of the Community.

Borrowing Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions?

Please fill out this short web form and we'll get back to you.

Submit your Library Borrowing and Fines questions