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  • Materials lending

    Lending policies: Books and multimedia

    The circulating collection consists of books, government documents, maps, current periodicals and microforms. UW-L faculty, staff, and students may check out an unlimited number of items from the general collection. Reference books, bound periodicals, and material housed in the Area Research Center do not circulate.

    Your barcoded UW-La Crosse ID card must be presented when checking out library materials. IDs are not transferable.

    Community members (holding public library cards from a Wisconsin library or Winona and Houston counties in Minnesota) may purchase a borrower's card at the Circulation desk. There is a $25 community borrower card fee for Wisconsin residents and a $50 fee for Minnesota residents. Viterbo and WTC students and faculty should use their campus interlibrary loan to request Murphy Library materials. Community borrowers, Viterbo and WTC students, and faculty/staff partners are limited to ten charged items at a time. 

    Borrowers are responsible for all materials checked out and are expected to return or renew borrowed items by the due date. A borrower's responsibility does not end until materials have been returned to and discharged by the library. Please take care of the items and return them on or before the due date to avoid fines and replacement fees.

    Borrowers are expected to respond to all library notices and are responsible for notifying the library of address changes or corrections.

     

     

    Borrowing Privileges

     

    UW-L Faculty and Staff

    UW-L Graduate Students

    UW-L Undergraduate Students

    Community Borrowers and Faculty/Staff Partners

    Loan Periods

    Books

    120 days

    2 renewals

    60 days

    2 renewals

    30 days

    2 renewals

    30 days

    1 renewal

    Multimedia

    7 days

    2 renewals

    3 days

    1 renewal

    3 days

    1 renewal

    3 days

    1 renewal

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Late Fees

    Books

    $0.00 per day

    $75.00 lost item fee

    $0.25 per day

    $75.00 lost item fee

    $0.25 per day

    $75.00 lost item fee

    $0.25 per day

    $75.00 lost item fee

    Multimedia

    $0.00 per day

    $75.00 lost item fee

    $1.00 per day

    $75.00 lost item fee

    $1.00 per day

    $75.00 lost item fee

    $1.00 per day

    $75.00 lost item fee


    Lending policy: Current periodicals

    Faculty are invited to check out current (unbound) periodicals for one week (7 days). This is a pilot program during which we plan to assess this service with the hope of expanding it over the coming months. If you have suggestions or comments regarding this new service, please contact: 

    Heather Jett, Access Services Librarian
    hjett@uwlax.edu.

    To check out a current periodical, simply bring the item to the Reserves desk with your UW-L ID. A student assistant will place your item into a barcoded, plastic cover for checkout and will make a note of the item’s barcode, title, volume, and issue number. We appreciate your patience as we perfect this process.

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  • Student-Funded Resources

    Everyone benefits from student-funded library resources, which include:

    • Extra hours for late-nights and weekends
    • Online journals
    • Information databases
    • Reference works

    Learn more at the  student-funded library resources web page.

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