Visiting Scholars

Appointments (such as honorary fellows) will need to obtain a University of Wisconsin-Madison Wiscard (STAFF ID) at Union South.  Your Wiscard is your library card.

OCLC Faculty

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries offer borrowing privileges to faculty from institutions that participate in the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program.  Faculty from participating institutions should contact their home university library to obtain a RFBP (Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program) card before arriving at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  OCLC Faculty wishing borrowing privileges should complete the online application at www.go.wisc.edu/BorrowCard and select “Other” for your affiliation, explaining you are an OCLC Reciprocal Faculty.

BTAA

BTAA (Big Ten Academic Alliance) visitors wishing borrowing privileges should fill out the online library card application at www.go.wisc.edu/BorrowCard and select “Other” for the affiliation, explaining you are a BTAA member. BTAA visitors must present an institutional ID and login to the BTAA Borrowing Application to verify current affiliation. If the institutional ID is not a photo ID, a second ID may be required.

Faculty Sponsored by a UW-Madison Department

Sponsored faculty may obtain a library card by providing a letter of sponsorship from a UW-Madison department. The letter must be written on department stationery, state that the department takes responsibility for all overdue/lost book charges, include dates of authorization, and be signed by the chair. You will need to present a current driver’s license, state ID, federally recognized tribal ID, or passport to obtain the card.