In order to borrow materials from any UW-Madison library, you must present a valid UW-Madison ID, a UW System ID, or a General Library Borrower’s Card.
Select a category below to see information on library privileges and loan periods. Not sure of your category? See this detailed list.
If you have questions, please contact the UW-Madison Libraries Circulation Office in Memorial Library by calling (608) 263-7360, 8 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., Monday – Friday, or by email.
- Faculty & staff
- Graduate students
- Undergraduates and special students
State Historical Society staff, some Memorial Union or Union South Administrative staff, some UW Credit Union Administrative staff, some UW Hospital staff, etc.
- Other Appointments
Honorary Fellows, some Postdoctoral Fellows, and some Visiting Scholars, etc.
UW-Madison alumni and UW-Madison Alumni Association paid members
Friends of the UW-Madison Library
Other Wisconsin Connections
- Courtesy Card Holders
Includes Beloit College, MATC and Edgewood faculty, staff & students, some visiting scholars, city/county/state employees, Wisconsin public school K-12 educators, spouse/domestic partner/child of UW-Madison faculty, staff or student, etc.
- Annual Fee Card Holders
Wisconsin residents (not covered elsewhere)
Patrons of Other Libraries
- Patrons of other libraries make requests to borrow materials through their local library.
- OCLC and BTAA faculty from other institutions must bring a photo ID and the card given by the home institution to the Card Application Window at Memorial Library to obtain a borrowing card. UW-Madison Faculty who wish to borrow from OCLC or BTAA institutions need to contact the circulation office.