Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 58

We do have a number of services that would be available to both you and your wife. The key to services is having the IUP identification card -- called the I-Card. As faculty, you'll automatically be assigned one and the I-Card office can also issue faculty spouse and child cards as well. Information from the I-Card office is transferred directly to the Library systems which will create your library account. Faculty spouse cards do allow spouses to borrow material although the loan terms more closely match those of undergraduates. Spouses can borrow up to 50 books at a time for terms of 30 days rather than the 90 days for faculty. Videos are only 1 day instead of faculty's 7 days. If those terms are not sufficient, your wife would be allowed to use your card to borrow materials. We have no problem with that. There would also be a difference in access to online databases. Anyone using the library in person has access to all the online databases from library facilities. However, your wife's ID would not give off-campus access to them. Your ID would, though. Also, many of our employees use the VPN (Virtual Private Network) setup to access databases from home. Your computer account would be used to set that up for everyone in your home. Your wife could also use your account to set up Interlibrary Loan services for access to materials that IUP doesn't have.

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