UW-Madison Libraries Wisconsin's Water Library
Borrowing Materials
The library’s mission is to support the research, education, outreach and technology transfer activities of the UW Aquatic Sciences Center, and both Institutes it administers. The library will circulate all materials in the library to any UW system faculty, staff and student who request them.

Loan and Renewal Periods

All materials except the current issues of journals and newsletters circulate. The loan period for all UW System faculty and staff is December 30 or May 30 with six renewals. The loan period for all UW System students and all other UW patron categories is 28 days with two renewals.

How to Check Out Materials

UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff may use their valid university ID to borrow materials online or in person. UW System faculty, staff and students can request UW-Madison materials through your home institution's online catalog. You may also charge UW-Madison materials in person using your university ID card. All others should contact the library.

Return of Library Materials

Campus library users may return UW-Madison library books to a campus library other than the one from which they were borrowed through a service called Open Return. Wisconsin's Water Library participates in Open Return and campus users may return our materials to any participating library. Please remember that Open Return applies primarily to books. Other materials should be returned directly to the owning library.

Need help checking out materials?

Please contact the library for assistance.



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