Obtaining and using a proxy card
What is a proxy card?
A proxy card is issued to a secretary, research assistant, student assistant or other person designated by MU faculty and staff to check out library materials for them. All proxy persons must be currently affiliated with MU. All materials checked out on a proxy card are the responsibility of the faculty or staff member.
How can one be obtained?
Permission cards are available at the Circulation Desk in Ellis Library and may be available at the Circulation Desks at the branch libraries. Each card must be filled out and signed by the MU faculty or staff member for whom the proxy person is working. The application card must be returned to the Ellis Library Circulation Desk. The faculty member will be notified via email once the card is ready for pickup. If the faculty member's record is blocked because of overdue recalled items or for other reasons, a proxy card cannot be issued until the block has been removed. The proxy borrower will need to show his/her own MU ID card to obtain the proxy card and each time the proxy card is used. Proxy cards are not transferable.
How long is the proxy card valid?
The MU faculty member designates the expiration date; however, proxy cards will not be issued for less than one month or more than one year. The expiration date is written on the proxy card. Both the proxy cardholder and the faculty member should be aware of the expiration date and make appropriate arrangements for a new card when that date is reached. Only one proxy borrower can be added with each permission card.