Borrow, Renew, Request

To charge out library materials, borrowers must have a valid UW-Madison ID Card or a community borrowing card from Memorial Library. Library materials may be renewed if not needed by another person. For complete borrowing information, see the main Library Website.

Loan Periods

Below is a list of loan periods for special items in the Geology Library. To learn more about loan periods, see the main Library Website Borrowing Policies page.

Item Type Loan Period/Renewal
Equipment See Equipment for Checkout page for loan periods
Reserves 2 hours (overnight when loaned within 2 hours of the library’s closing time)/ 1 renewal


Most materials may be returned to any other UW Madison campus library as well as the C. K. Leith Library of Geology and Geophysics.

The following materials should be returned directly to the C. K. Leith Library of Geology and Geophysics:

  • Reserves
  • Audiovisual materials (maps, video tapes, etc.)
  • Equipment checked out from the Geology Library


Items not owned by the UW-Madison Libraries may be requested in a variety of ways.  For complete information, see the Library Website.