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UW-Madison Library Privileges

Select a category below to see information on library privileges and loan periods.

Please note! 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.


UW System

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

Loan periods vary depending on three criteria:

  1. 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.
  2. The type of item you want to borrow (ex: Books, Videos, Microforms, etc.) Consult individual libraries' website for more information.
  3. The library you want to borrow from - some loan periods vary by library. Consult individual libraries' website for more information.

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