Borrow, Renew, Request

University of Wisconsin students, staff, and faculty must present a valid UW ID card in order to check out library materials at the College Library Circulation Desk, Reserve Desk and Computer and Media Center Desk. All other patrons must present either an annual fee card, a courtesy card or runner card obtained from the Memorial Library Card Application Window.

Loan Periods

Type of material Loan Policies
Audio Books Most users: 28 days with 2 renewals
UW faculty/staff/graduate students: semester loan with 3 renewals
Board Games 7 days for all users with no renewals
Books Most users: 28 days with 2 renewals
UW faculty/staff/graduate students: semester loan with 3 renewals
External Hard Drive 14 days for all users with 1 renewal
Games (video) 14 days for all users with 1 renewal
Laptops
Digital Video Cameras
Digital Still Cameras
Portable Projectors
iPads
Zoom H2 Recorders
3 days for all users with no renewals
3 days for all users with no renewals
3 days for all users with no renewals
3 days for all users with no renewals
3 days for all users with no renewals
3 days for all users with no renewals
Lockers 1 day with no renewals
Magazines In library use only
Music CDs Most users: 28 days with 2 renewals
UW faculty/staff/graduate students: semester loan with 3 renewals
Reference Books In-library use only
Reserve Materials 2 hours or 3 days, cannot be renewed
Videos and DVDs Open Book Collection: 14 days for all users with 1 renewal
Reserve Collection: 2 hours or 3 days, cannot be renewed
All Collections except Open Book and Reserves: for most users 28 days with 2 renewals
UW faculty/staff/graduate students: semester loan with 3 renewals