Borrow, Renew, Request


Books and Annual Reports

Books and annual reports can be checked out at the Business Library Circulation Desk by anyone with a valid UW-Madison ID, UW System ID, or other borrowing card. These items may be returned to the Business Library or to any campus library dispalying an Open Return sticker on its book return.

Loan periods for UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students are:

  • Faculty, staff, and graduate students: Semester loan with 6 renewals
  • Undergraduate and special students: 28 days with 2 renewals

More information on library privileges and loan periods for all borrowing cards is available on the UW-Madison Libraries Borrowing Policies page.

Reference Books, Journals, Audiovisual Materials

Reference books, journals, and most audiovisual materials cannot be checked out and must be used in the library.


You can request books from any campus library and have them delivered to the library of your choice, or you can request electronic copies of journal articles not available online.

Instructions for requesting materials are available on the UW-Madison Libraries Find & Request Materials page.

If you need an item that is already checked out, you can recall it from the current borrower.