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Family Member Privileges

Access and borrowing privileges are provided to family members of current Hope College faculty and staff.

Library Card

  • To obtain a library card, fill out a Fee-Exempt Registration form at the circulation desk on the first floor
    • You must have a Michigan address and be in 9th grade or older
    • You must have a driver’s license or other photo ID
    • Give the name and department of your family member employed at Hope
  • Your library card may be used at Van Wylen Library and at the Cook Library of Western Theological Seminary

Item Limits

Renewing Items

  • Log into your account in the library catalog to renew materials yourself
  • For assistance, call 395-7905 or bring the item to the circulation desk and we will renew it for you

Placing Holds

  • Placing holds on materials prevents anyone else from renewing or borrowing them
  • To place a hold on an item yourself, find it in the library catalog, sign in, and click the Request This button
  • To have us place a hold for you, call 395-7905 or ask at the circulation desk.

Restrictions for Hope Family Members

  • Limited use of the library computers (you may use computers on the 1st floor for library research when logged in by Research Help Desk staff)
  • No wireless access
  • No Interlibrary Loan privileges (you may request materials through MeL)
  • The Digital Media Lab is unavailable to Hope family members
  • To make photocopies, you must pay 10 cents per page