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Affiliate, Volunteer, and Contractor Accounts

All affiliate, volunteer, and contractor account users are subject to the Policies Regarding the Use of Technology and Information Resources. Connectivity issues or computer registration problems that are not addressed by this policy may be directed to the University Help Desk.

Affiliate Account

Affiliate accounts obtained in the University Libraries are a service for community users so they may access the unique resources of the University of Richmond libraries, including the library catalog, government information, and other library research materials. Library staff reserve the right not to issue affiliate accounts for both desktop and laptop use during periods of heavy library use by Richmond students. However, librarians will be glad to assist users with their research by searching the library catalog or library databases for them.

Volunteer Account

A volunteer account can be created for an individual who supports an organization or department on campus the needs access to University of Richmond resources, such as: box, email, and webfiles. To request a volunteer account, a Volunteer/Non-UR Employee form must be filled out and submitted to Human Resources. 

Contractor Account

A contractor account can be requested for an individual who is hired by the University of Richmond to work on campus for a determined period of time and who needs access to University network resources. These resources may include: box, webfiles, and web resources. The steps below must be completed to request and create a network account for contractors. 

  • Read through the Independent Contractor Policy and contact HR to obtain and complete the Independent Contractor Checklist.
  • Human Resources will set the contractor up in Banner and create a URid for them.
  • The contractor will activate their network account at
  • If the contractor needs access to shared department resources, such as Box or email, contact the Help Desk at 804-287-6400. 

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