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Proxy Patron Program

Faculty, University administrators and staff may employ students (both graduate and undergraduate) to serve as research assistants. Duties of these research assistants include locating items in the library and subsequently checking them out on behalf of the employer (aka Proxy Grantor.) These students are registered as Proxy Patrons at the iDesk.

Any items charged out of the library on behalf of the Proxy Grantor will be charged to the Proxy Grantor’s record. The students must show iDesk staff their own UCONN photo ID when registering and checking out items.

Use the Proxy Borrower Permission form in order to set up privileges as a Proxy Patron. The Proxy Grantor must sign the form in order for it to be valid. The form should be brought to the iDesk by the research assistant/Proxy Patron for processing.