By virtue of an inter-institutional cooperative agreement, Viterbo and WTC faculty and students are extended borrowing privileges from the Murphy Library Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. This large collection is oriented to the curriculum of UW-L, but some of its holdings may be useful to Viterbo and WTC faculty and students.
Beginning February 1, 2012, Viterbo and WTC faculty and students may request items for checkout through your institution's interlibrary loan service. Students holding current borrowing cards from Murphy Library may use those through the end of the Spring 2012 semester. Students may also use items in the library or purchase a community borrower's card. Please check with a librarian at your institution for further information.
The circulating collection consists of books, government documents, maps, microforms and multimedia. Reference books, periodicals and material housed in the Area Research Center do not circulate. The Reserve collection circulates to UW La Crosse students and faculty only.
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.
Books are checked out for 30 days and may be renewed once unless they have been requested by another patron. Overdue books may not be renewed until fines are paid.
Check outs and renewals may not be extended beyond the end of the Viterbo or WTC semesters.
Patrons may place holds on books that are in use. When the book is returned, the requesting patron will be notified and will have 10 days to pick up the book at the circulation desk.
Patrons may renew books and place holds in person, by
phone, or electronically on the library web page.
Videos and DVDs circulate for 3 days with one renewal.
Fines of $0.25 a day are assessed for books that are not returned by the due date. The maximum fine is $10.00 per item. A book is presumed lost after 30 days. At that time a $60.00 replacement fee plus a $15.00 processing fee is assessed on each item. Items returned within 4 months of the date presumed lost receive the maximum fine plus a $7.50 processing fee. Replacement copies of lost books may be supplied by the patron to avoid the $60.00 charge. NOTE: the replacement copy must be identical to the lost item. Upon provision of the replacement copy a $7.50 processing fee is charged in addition to the overdue charges.
Fines of $1.00 a day per item are assessed for videos and DVDs not returned by due date. Maximum fine is $10.00 per item. Multimedia are presumed lost after 14 days. At that time the same fees as for books (see above) are applied to each item.
**Fines accrue while library is closed**
NOTE: Borrowing privileges will be blocked when $5.00 in fines or fees have accumulated.
The Murphy Library Resource Center has a security system that is set off when someone exits without checking out library materials. When the security system is set off, individuals are stopped and asked to open any bags for inspection. Please note: Public Library materials and rented videos will set off the security system. Persons who fail to check out materials are reported to Viterbo College and WTC officials for disciplinary action. Second offenses result in the automatic loss of borrowing privileges. Persons who mutilate library materials are billed for the items damaged and automatically lose borrowing privileges.
Copy Machines. Coin operated paper and microform copier/printers are available in the library at a cost of $0.10 per page and $0.15 per page respectively. Change is available at the circulation desk for bills $10.00 and under.
Reference Service. Limited reference assistance and basic bibliographic instruction is provided. A floor plan and handouts describing collection areas are located near the Reference Desk.
Hours are posted at the main entrance of the library and on the library web page. Hours vary during intersession and the Summer semester. Please call 785-8808 to confirm library hours.
Metered parking is available near the library. Please refer to the gold areas on the campus map at http://www.uwlax.edu/map/ . Murphy Library is building 23.