Borrow / Renew / Request

In order to borrow materials from the Kohler Art Library you must present a valid UW-Madison ID, a UW System ID or a General Library System Card.

There are a number of shelving areas in the art library: regular, oversize, reference (including reference regular, reference oversize, reference bookcase, reference overflow), locked stacks, cage, room 160A, and audiovisual. Ask at the circulation desk if you are not sure about area locations.

More information on finding and requesting items, renewing and fines.

Loan Periods for Kohler Art Library Materials

To see more detailed loan period information, click here.

Books Most users: 28 days with 2 renewals
UW-Madison faculty/staff/graduate students: Semester loan with 3 renewals
Cage Non-circulating*
Cutter books Non-circulating
Flat shelving Non-circulating
Journals – regular size, bound 7 days, no renewals
Journals – unbound Non-circulating
Locked stacks Non-circulating*
Microforms Non-circulating
Reference Collection Non-circulating
Reserves 2 hours, no renewals
Room 160A Non-circulating*
Videos, CDs Non-circulating

*A valid University ID or similar identification card will be held at the Circulation Desk while materials from Room 160A, Locked Stacks and Cage are in use by the researcher. Items from Room 160A are not available evenings and weekends.

Returning Items

Reserve materials, fragile items, and items with less-than-28-day loan periods must be returned directly to the Kohler Art Library.

Books on long-term loan can be returned to any campus library participating in Open Return program. The Kohler Art Library is an Open Return library.

Recalled items should be returned to the library they were borrowed from in order to avoid a potential fine. If you have a recalled item and it is overdue, a block will be placed on your account.