Proxy Patron

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Faculty members and administrators may designate a proxy patron to check out materials on their behalf. Proxy patrons must be specified as such in the Library database before they attempt to act as proxy.


A proxy patron should be a trusted staff member or student worker. Faculty members and administrators may select more than one proxy patron, and/or a proxy patron may serve several faculty members/administrators (i.e., department secretary, lab assistant, etc.).

To designate a proxy:

  • Email the circulation manager –
  • Include full name and DBU ID# for faculty member(s)/administrator(s) to be represented.
  • Include full name and DBU ID# for person designated as proxy.
  • Proxy status will expire at the end of each term, but may be renewed upon request.


  • Proxy must bring his/her own current DBU ID card to the Library.
  • Proxy retrieves the item(s) to be checked out.
  • Upon presentation of ID, the Library’s computer system will notify the circulation worker of the proxy’s status.
  • The proxy will be asked to identify the faculty member or administrator for whom he/she is acting as proxy.
  • The item will be checked out in the faculty member ’s name.
  • If the item is for the proxy’s personal use, then the transaction will occur as normal.

We are here to help you!

The proxy patron program has been implemented as a convenience to DBU’s faculty and administrators. For more information, questions, or comments regarding proxy patron services, please contact:

Circulation Manager



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