Passport Program

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Borrowing from other NM Academic Libraries

About the Program

The Passport Program allows UNM-Taos students, staff and faculty to borrow materials in person from other participating academic libraries in New Mexico including other UNM libraries.

The Passport Program is sponsored by The New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries (NMCAL).

Prior to Visiting another Library

  • All prospective borrowers must have a current Lobo photo ID card and be in good standing with the UNM-Taos Library.
  • When possible, initiate the process at the UNM-Taos Library to verify that you are in good standing. We will contact the library you plan to visit to let them know you may be coming to borrow materials and that you are in good standing.
  • You may visit another library without initiating the process at the UNM-Taos Library; however, at the discretion of the library you are visiting, passport privileges may not commence until your status has been confirmed with UNM-Taos. The confirmation process could be delayed depending on the availability of program liaisons and library service hours.
  • Verify the hours of the library you plan to visit by checking its web site before you make the trip.

Borrower's Responsibilities

  • Present your Lobo photo ID at the library you are visiting when you are ready to check materials out.
  • Provide any additional contact information required by the lending library and sign any and all documents required by the lending library with respect to borrowers' privileges and responsibilities.
  • Observe the policies and regulations of the lending library, and understand that all library services may not necessarily be available to you as a Passport Program borrower (e.g. computer use, interlibrary loan, etc).
  • Understand that the number of items allowed for checkout to Passport Program borrowers is determined by the respective lending library.
  • Return materials in person or by mail within the loan period determined by the lending library.
  • Return materials immediately in person or by priority mail, if recalled by the lending library.
  • Pay fines or other charges incurred as the result of late return, damage, or loss of materials.
  • Be aware that abusing borrowing privileges will result in losing those privileges.

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