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UW-Madison Faculty & Staff

UW-Madison faculty and staff, including most with emeritus status, use a current, valid UW-Madison ID to borrow materials and have the following library privileges:

*UW Faculty who wish to borrow directly from OCLC or CIC institutions need to contact Dineen Grow.

UW-Madison Graduate Students

UW-Madison graduate students use a current, valid UW-Madison ID to borrow materials and have the following library privileges:

UW-Madison Undergraduates & Special Students

UW-Madison undergraduate students and special students use a current, valid UW-Madison ID to borrow materials and have the following library privileges:

UW-Madison Affiliates

Includes State Historical Society staff, some Memorial Union or Union South Administrative staff, some UW Credit Union Administrative staff, some UW Hospital staff, etc.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Circulation Office in Memorial Library at (608) 263-7360, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, or via email.

Affiliates use EITHER a current, valid UW-Madison ID OR a General Library System Courtesy Card to borrow materials and have the following library privileges:

UW-Madison Other Appointments

Includes Honorary Fellows, some Postdoctoral Fellows, and some Visiting Scholars, etc. For more information about these appointments contact the Academic Personnel Office.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Circulation Office in Memorial Library at (608) 263-7360, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, or via email.

Other appointments have the following library privileges:

UW-Madison Alumni

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Circulation Office in Memorial Library at (608) 263-7360, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, or via email.

All UW-Madison alumni have the following library privileges:

All UW-Madison alumni may borrow materials by

Current UW-Madison Alumni Association paid members have some additional library privileges

  • access to two ProQuest databases
  • limited on-campus document delivery (up to 3 requests per week for print UW-Madison items)
  • reference assistance

For more details, see WAA Member Online Library Services.

 

UW System Faculty & Staff

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Circulation Office in Memorial Library at (608) 263-7360, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, or via email.

UW System faculty and staff use their current, valid ID from the home institution to borrow materials and have the following library privileges:

The following services are not available:

UW System Graduate & Undergraduate Students

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Circulation Office in Memorial Library at (608) 263-7360, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, or via email.

UW System undergraduate and graduate students use their current, valid ID from the home institution to borrow materials.

The following services are not available:

Friends of the Library

Individuals must become a member of Friends of the Library to borrow materials. The annual fee amount varies. Friends have the following library privileges:

The following services are not available:

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.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Circulation Office in Memorial Library at (608) 263-7360, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, or via email.

Courtesy card holders use the card issued to borrow UW-Madison materials and have the following library privileges:

The following services are not available:

Obtaining a card

  • Applications may be made at the Card Application Desk located in the lobby of Memorial Library.
  • Proof of affiliation from the home institution and photo ID (with current address information) are required.
  • Faculty sponsored by a UW-Madison department must also provide a letter of sponsorship from the UW-Madison department. The letter must be written on department stationery, state that the department takes responsibility for all overdue/lost book charges, include dates of authorization, and be signed by the chair.
  • All overdue charges and lost book fines must be paid before the card will be issued or renewed.
  • All General Library System cards are valid through June 30th of the current fiscal year. Card renewals begin on June 1st each year.

Annual Fee Card Holders

Includes Wisconsin residents (not covered elsewhere)

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Circulation Office in Memorial Library at (608) 263-7360, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, or via email.

Annual fee card holders use the issued card to borrow UW-Madison materials and have the following library privileges:

The following services are not available:

Obtaining a card

  • Applications may be made at the Card Application Desk located in the lobby of Memorial Library.
  • Annual fee amount: Age 62 or under - $40.00; Over age 62 - $20.00
  • Proof of residency is required. Two forms of identification with address information must be provided. One must have a current photo.
  • All overdue charges and lost book fines must be paid before the card will be issued or renewed.
  • All General Library System cards are valid through June 30th of the current fiscal year. Card renewals begin on June 1st each year.

Renewing a card

  • Patrons wishing to renew their General Library System library card must do so in person at the Card Application Window of Memorial Library.
  • The requirements for renewing the card are the same as those in place when the card was initially issued.
  • Any library charges on the account must be satisfied before library cards may be renewed.

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