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Open Return Libraries

COVID-19 Update Regarding Open Return Libraries
Books and media, including UW-System and Interlibrary Loan materials, should be returned to Memorial Library in the book return located on State Street. All other book returns are either locked or not being monitored.
This update supersedes other information on this page until future notice.

The following campus libraries allow for most UW-Madison, UW-System, and Interlibrary Loan items to be returned at their location:

  • AMP Library
  • Art Library
  • Business Library
  • College Library
  • Ebling Library
  • Geology and Geophysics Library
  • Historical Society
  • iSchool Library
  • Journalism Reading Room
  • Law Library
  • Memorial Library
  • MERIT Library
  • Mills Music Library
  • Schwerdtfeger Library
  • Social Work Library
  • Steenbock Library
  • Wisconsin’s Water Library
  • Woodman Astronomical Library

However, the following materials must be returned directly to the library from which they were borrowed:

  • Reserve items
  • Items with loan periods of 7 days or less
  • Journals/periodicals (bound or unbound)
  • Fragile materials (items prone to damage if dropped in a return bin)
  • Technology (e.g., cameras, recorders, headphones) and all computer hardware