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Borrowing & Returning Library Materials

Identification

All patrons must present a valid UWW ID or borrowing card in order to borrow material from Andersen Library. Patrons may check out items once without their UWW ID by presenting a valid driver's license (or other state ID). The following cards may be used: UW-Whitewater HawkCards, Community Borrowers, Friends of the Library, and Other UW Schools.

UW-Whitewater Students, Staff and Faculty

Material may be checked out from the Andersen Library Circulation Desk with a valid UWW ID card (HawkCard). The UW-Whitewater HawkCard Office in the University Center (UC 250) issues valid ID cards to UWW students, faculty, staff, and emeriti. Replacement ID cards can be obtained at the HawkCard Office. A $25 fee is charged for a replacement card.

Community Borrower Card

Community Borrower Cards are available for purchase from the Andersen Library Circulation Desk. Wisconsin residents 18 years or older with a valid Wisconsin driver's license or Wisconsin photo ID may purchase a Community Borrower Card for a fee of $10 for one year or $25 for three years. Community Borrower Cards are not available to current UW-Whitewater students, faculty, and staff. A $3 fee is charged for a replacement card.

Other UW Schools

Visiting patrons from other University of Wisconsin schools may use their current "home" ID to check out materials. Materials checked out from Andersen Library may be returned to any other UW Library. Likewise materials from any other UW Library may be returned to the UW- Whitewater Andersen Library.

Loan Periods and Renewals

Undergrad Grad Faculty/Staff/Emeriti UW Faculty/Staff UW Students Community Borrowers/Friends
Collection
Item Limits None None None None None 5
# of Renewals 2 3 3 3 Undergrad 2, Grad 3 2
Main Collection 28 days Semester Semester Semester Undergrad 28 days, Grad Semester 28 days
Children's Collection 28 days Semester Semester Semester Undergrad 28 days, Grad Semester 28 days
Great Minds 28 days Semester Semester Semester Undergrad 28 days, Grad Semester 28 days
Government Documents 28 days Semester Semester Semester Undergrad 28 days, Grad Semester 28 days
Browsing 28 days 28 days 28 days n/a n/a 28 days
Audio Books 28 days 28 days 28 days n/a n/a 28 days
DVDs/CDs/VHS* (1 renewal) 14 days 14 days 14 days 14 days 14 days 14 days
Video Game** (no renewals) 7 days 7 days 7 days n/a n/a n/a
Reference Collection (no renewals) 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours n/a n/a n/a
Reserves (no renewals) Varies Varies Varies n/a n/a n/a
Test Collection (no renewals) 28 days 28 days 28 days n/a n/a n/a
Umbrella (no renewals) 7 days 7 days 7 days n/a n/a n/a
Equipment***
# of Renewals 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a
Laptops Overnight Overnight n/a n/a n/a n/a
Laptops 4 hours 4 hours n/a n/a n/a n/a
Flip Cameras 7 days 7 days 7 days n/a n/a n/a
iPad 3 days 3 days 3 days n/a n/a n/a
Nexus 7 3 days 3 days 3 days n/a n/a n/a
Calculator 3 days 3 days 3 days n/a n/a n/a
Headphones 4 hours 4 hours 4 hours n/a n/a 4 hours
Video Game Consoles Overnight Overnight Overnight n/a n/a n/a
Video Game Consoles (In-Library Use) 4 hours 4 hours 4 hours n/a n/a n/a
Video Camera 7 days 7 days 7 days n/a n/a n/a
Kindle 14 days 14 days 14 days n/a n/a n/a
"Point & Shoot" Camera 7 days 7 days 7 days n/a n/a n/a
Equipment Accessories varies depending on item varies depending on item varies depending on item n/a n/a n/a
* limit of 10 at a time

** limit of 5 at a time

*** limit of 1 (per type) at a time

All overdue materials are subject to fines and if not returned within a specified period of time will be declared lost. For more information, please refer to the Overdue Fines page.

Renewals

Items may be renewed online by accessing your personal record.

  1. Go to the Library's home page (http://library.uww.edu).
  2. Select "personal Record" or "My Account" from the Research@UWW tab.
  3. Click on the type of user you are.
    • For "My Account"
      • UWW Student Staff Login, login with your Net-ID and password
      • Community User, enter your ID number and last name, and click the "Login" button.
    • For "Personal Record"
      • UWW Student/Staff enter your 7 digit ID number, last name, and click the "Login" button.
      • Community User, Enter your ID number, last name, and click the "Login" button

A list of items checked out to you and the due dates will be displayed. To renew your materials, check the "Renew?" box to the left of each item and click the "Renew Items" button at the bottom of the page. You may renew your items provided another patron has not requested them or restrictions have not been placed on certain materials.

Recalled Materials

To ensure that all UWW Library patrons have access to its collections, the Library reserves the right to recall any materials after one loan period. This policy applies to all users: faculty, staff, and students. Patrons will be notified of recalled material and in most cases the adjusted due date for recalled items will be either seven days for general items) or three days (if item is needed for a class) after the date of recall. Overdue fines for recalled materials are $1.00 per day. Library privileges may be suspended if recalled material is not returned. If you have questions about this policy, please contact the Circulation Desk.

Returning Materials

Library materials may be returned when the library is closed by putting them in one of two book returns.

One return is located directly outside the Library Circulation Desk in the lobby of the Andersen Library building. The other return is on the outside of the exterior doors on the west side of the Andersen Library building.

PLEASE NOTE: All equipment must be returned while the library is open.

Location

Andersen Library
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Contact the Library

Circulation Desk: 262-472-5511
Reference Desk: 262-472-1032