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Checking Out Materials through Proxy

Checking Out Materials through Proxy

Certain borrowers may designate another person or persons as their proxy, who may check out library materials in their name. A faculty member, administrator, or OU staff and students with disabilities may designate a person as a proxy. 

The person who requests the proxy will be responsible for all items checked out under the proxy arrangement. Any fines or lost items are the sole responsibility of the person who requests the proxy, and not the proxy holder.  

For more information about proxy arrangements, please call our circulation desk at (405) 325-3341. Proxy arrangements can be obtained by completing the web form, or by visiting the Circulation Desk at Bizzell or any branch library. Your proxy must be a current faculty, staff, student, or other registered patron at OU Libraries. 

Every time your proxy presents their ID to check out items on your behalf, they will need to notify the desk attendant. 

Misuse of Authorized Proxy

If you feel your proxy is using the proxy privileges fraudulently and borrowing books for their own personal use rather than for you, you should report it to us as soon as possible so we can attempt to block further use. You can check your own account for unauthorized activity at any time by logging in to the library website with your 4x4, clicking on My Account, then choosing Loans to find a list of all books checked out in your name. You are responsible for anything checked out on your card up to the time you report its misuse.