Borrow / Renew / Request

To borrow stack materials (most books, documents and audiovisuals) take them to the Circulation/Reserves Desk located on the entrance level (2nd floor) or use the Place Request button in the Library Catalog to have Steenbock materials delivered to another campus library.

For additional information on requesting items, renewing and fines, click here.

Forms of Identification

Materials may be borrowed by presenting:

Steenbock Library cards are available to Wisconsin residents who are not affiliated with the UW System. Apply at the Steenbock Circulation Desk on 2nd floor, and show a Wisconsin driver’s license or Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation photo ID. NOTE: The Steenbock Library card is only good at Steenbock and only for Steenbock materials.

Loan Periods for Steenbock Materials

To see more detailed loan period information, click here.

TYPE OF MATERIAL LOAN POLICIES
Audiovisuals
Most users: 28 days with 2 renewals
UW-Madison faculty/staff/graduate students: Semester loan with 6 renewals
Books Most users: 28 days with 2 renewals
UW-Madison faculty/staff/graduate students: Semester loan with 6 renewals
(All items can be recalled after 14 days)
Equipment Loan periods vary
Journals Non-circulating
Government Documents Most users: 28 days with 2 renewals
UW-Madison faculty/staff/graduate students: Semester loan with 6 renewals
Microforms Non-circulating
Reference Collection Non-circulating
Reserves 3 hours

Returning Items

Returning items to Steenbock Library
Steenbock Libary has two book drops –  outside near the entrance or inside at the Steenbock Circulation/Reserves desk (2nd floor).

Returning items to other libraries
Most Steenbock Library items may be returned to any campus library participating in Open Return. For a list of libraries, consult Libraries by Feature.

DO NOT return the following Steenbock materials to other campus libraries:

  • reserve materials
  • journals
  • audiovisual materials (maps, videos, audiocassettes, microfiche, microfilm, etc.)
  • items with loan periods of seven days or less