Becoming a Proxy Borrower will allow you to check out print materials under the faculty member or administrator's account.

To initiate this status the faculty member or administrator must contact the library through our "Ask a Librarian" service requesting that permissions be provided. 

The request must include the following information for both the supervisor and the proxy borrower:

Full Name
Campus Address
Campus Telephone
ID# from Back of ID

The message must also stipulate the length of time (usually one semester) that you will function as a proxy borrower.

Please note:

All items borrowed on the proxy borrower's account become the sole responsibility of the faculty member or administrator. 

A student cannot be a proxy borrower for another student.


Becoming a Deputy Borrower at the Columbia University Libraries is a separate process. You can learn more and find the online form here.