Leadership Without Borders

Husky Lending Library

Leadership Without Borders is happy to support undocumented students at UW through our Husky Lending Library. This program is designed to assist students in obtaining required textbooks that would otherwise be cost prohibitive.

The Husky Lending Library is Currently Closed. It will reopen for Summer 2024.

Who is eligible?
We give priority to students with the highest unmet financial need, including students who do not qualify for other types of aid including in-state tuition, state aid, or the work authorization relief. Due to high demand, we may be limited to sponsoring only ONE book per student request.


In order to qualify for the Husky Lending Library students must meet the following criteria:

1. Must be a current University of Washington student enrolled in classes.

2. Must be low-income as defined by financial aid guidelines (WASFA recipients qualify, contact us to learn about other ways to establish financial need); and

3. Must NOT be eligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA).

What can we sponsor?
We can sponsor any reading material or textbook that you need for the class, including those sold at the UBookstore and at other University printing shops. We also have a limited number of classroom clicker-question devices and calculators for check out.

How does it work?
Submit your class schedule and textbooks to a google form. Your submission should include course name / number, book title, author, ISBN, and edition (if applicable).


Lending Library Borrowing Policies

  • Your request for materials must be received by Leadership Without Borders staff
    at least 1 week prior to the start of the quarter.
  • You may be assessed a nominal fee for lost or damaged material while in your possession
    at the discretion of Leadership Without Borders Program Manager.
  • If books are not returned you will be placed on a lending hold. The hold will be removed once books are returned; and you are able to request books the following quarter.


Upon submitting a book request the student agrees to follow all regulations
outlined in the Standard Borrowing Policies.


For more information email undocu@uw.edu


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