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Use Policies

Use of the Library

The Business Library serves the study and research needs of University of Wisconsin students, faculty and staff.

Our primary user groups are undergraduate business majors, School of Business faculty and graduate students, Journalism and Mass Communication students, and local business people and clients of the Small Business Development Center.

Members of the public not affiliated with the University of Wisconsin are welcome to use the Business Library for research and study prior to 9:00 pm.

After 9:00 pm, the Business Library is only available to persons with a valid UW-Madison ID. Patrons may be asked to provide that ID during that time.

Computer Use

Computer workstations in the library serve the teaching and research mission of the University and have been provided for the purpose of making available to library users a wide variety of databases and web sites. Uses inconsistent with this mission are not allowed.

The appropriation of library workstations by individuals for recreational or personal use is not permitted.

Lost & Found

Grainger Hall lost and found is located in Room 1145. Their phone number is 608-262-2972.

Telephone Policy

Telephones at the Business Library are reserved for staff use for official business. Telephone lines need to be kept open at all times so that library staff can be available to assist patrons and answer questions. Patrons of the library may not use library telephones except in the following circumstance:

If the health, safety, or security of a patron depends upon a telephone call, library staff at the circulation desk or reference desk will be allowed to make the call for the patron. Examples of this situation might be to report an incident to the police; to call for transportation assistance; to arrange for emergency transportation; or to call for other university or outside assistance. Local calls only are permitted in these circumstances. No calls which incur long distance charges will be made.

There are no public pay phones in Grainger Hall.

Personal calls will not be made for patrons.

Calls requiring more than approximately 5 minutes cannot be made for the patron.