Open Return Libraries

The following campus libraries allow for most UW-Madison, UW-System, and Interlibrary Loan items to be returned at their location:

  • Art Library
  • Business Library
  • College Library
  • Ebling Library
  • Geology and Geophysics Library
  • Historical Society
  • iSchool Library
  • Journalism Reading Room
  • Law Library
  • Math Library
  • Memorial Library
  • MERIT Library
  • Mills Music Library
  • Physics Library
  • Schwerdtfeger Library
  • Social Science Reference Library
  • Social Work Library
  • Steenbock Library
  • Wisconsin’s Water Library

However, the following materials must be returned directly to the library from which they were borrowed:

  • Reserve items
  • Items with loan periods of 7 days or less
  • Journals/periodicals (bound or unbound)
  • Fragile materials (items prone to damage if dropped in a return bin)
  • Technology (e.g., cameras, recorders, headphones) and all computer hardware