UW-Madison Library Privileges
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 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.
- 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
Beloit College, Madison College (previously known as Madison Area Technical College) and Edgewood faculty, staff & students, some Visiting Scholars, City/County/State employees, 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.
Loan periods vary depending on three criteria:
- Your patron category (ex: Are you UW Faculty?, an Undergrad?, an Annual Fee Card Holder?, etc.) For more on library privileges and loan periods for each category, consult this detailed list.
- The type of item you want to borrow (ex: Books, Videos, Microforms, etc.) Consult individual libraries' website for more information.
- The library you want to borrow from - some loan periods vary by library. Consult individual libraries' website for more information.