Authorized Borrowers Program for Faculty and Staff

UH faculty and staff may designate individuals age 16 and up as “authorized borrowers” on their UH Libraries’ account. Authorized borrowers will receive their own individual library card (linked to the UH faculty/staff member’s account) and be able to check out materials from the UH Libraries. Responsibility for lost or damaged items remains with the primary UH faculty/staff member. To establish an authorized borrower account, please visit the Service Desk in the M.D. Anderson Library. Borrowers will need to complete a short information form and provide documentation from the primary UH faculty/staff member (e.g., letter or email authorizing use of the account). Authorized borrowers may need to present a photo ID when checking out materials.

Please note that the authorized borrowers program does not include remote access to the Libraries’ databases, which is provided through CougarNet account authentication. Visit the CougarNet Accounts page for more information.

For additional questions, please contact Lee Andrew Hilyer at or 713-743-9714.