Checkout Policies

borrowing privileges

  • Borrowing privileges are extended without charge to Bastyr University students, staff, faculty and alumni.
  • Local health practitioners, students at specified schools in the area and researchers may be eligible to purchase limited library privileges. The annual fee for researchers is $50.00. Please call and speak with a staff person.

checkout periods

  • Books can be checked out for three weeks. DVDs, CDs, videotapes and audiotapes circulate for one week. These items may be renewed.
  • Historical and reference books, and journals, must be used in the library.
  • Reserve items for classes generally circulate for two hours during the day and overnight; some reserve texts circulate for three days. Reserve items may not be renewed.
  • For specialized items, ask a staff member.

Books may be returned after hours to the book drop-box outside the Library door.

Overdue Fines

For fines $2.00 and over, you may donate food in lieu of payment. Ask a staff member for details.

  • Books in the general collection: 10 cents per day
  • Course reserve items: 50 cents per hour
  • DVDs/video/audiotapes: 25 cents per day
  • Appropriate items may be renewed (even if overdue) by phone (425) 602-3020; email; in person (with or without the books in hand) or via a personal catalog account.


The Library upholds the confidentiality of its circulation records and will not reveal patron information.