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General Borrowing Information

Library Cards

To checkout library materials, users must have either a Mountaineer Card or a WVU Friends of the Library card.

It is not necessary to obtain a library card to view printed materials within the library.

Students, faculty, & staff of WVU and retired faculty and staff may borrow materials from the WVU Libraries by presenting a valid Mountaineer Card or Retiree ID Card to borrow materials.

Friends of the Library cards are available to anyone over the age of 18 with a valid photo ID. The annual cost of these cards is $60.00 and are valid for one year from the date of issue.

Borrowing privileges may vary in some branch libraries. Lists of special policies are available at individual libraries.

Please report lost or stolen cards to the Access Services Department and the Mountaineer Card office.

Can't Find it on the Shelves?

If the book or journal you need is not checked out but is not on the shelf, stop by the Access Services desk for assistance. We will place a search on the item and notify you when it is located.

Returning Library Materials