Borrowing & Returning Library Materials
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 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 & Faculty
Material may be checked out from the Andersen Library Circulation Desk with a valid UW-Whitewater ID card (HawkCard). The UW-Whitewater HawkCard Office in the University Center (office 250) issues valid ID cards to UW-Whitewater students, faculty, staff, and emeriti. Replacement ID cards can be obtained at the HawkCard Office. A $10 - $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 $10.00 for one year or $25 for 3 years. Community Borrower Cards are not available to current UW-Whitewater students, faculty, and staff. A $3.00 fee is charged for a replacement card.
Friends of the Library Card
When a patron becomes a member of the Friends of the Library, he/she may check out library materials. The current Friends of the Library minimum single membership is $40.00 per year. Friends of the Library have the same borrowing privileges as Community Borrowers.
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|
|Item Limits||25||50||None||varies by school||varies by school||5|
|# of Renewals||1||1||2||1||1||1|
|Main Collection||28 days||28 days||Semester||Semester||28 days||14 days|
|Children's Collection||28 days||28 days||Semester||Semester||28 days||14 days|
|Veterans Collection||28 days||28 days||Semester||Semester||28 days||14 days|
|Government Documents||28 days||28 days||Semester||Semester||28 days||14 days|
|DVDs/CDs/VHS*||7 days||7 days||7 days||14 days||14 days||7 days|
|Audio Books||28 days||28 days||28 days||28 days||28 days||28 days|
|Reference Collection||24 hours||24 hours||24 hourst||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Browsing||28 days||28 days||28 days||n/a||n/a||28 days|
|Video Game* (no renewals)||7 days||7 days||7 days||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|# of Renewals||0||0||0||n/a||n/a||0|
|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 day)||3 days||3 days||3 days||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|iPad (In-Library Use)||4 hours||4 hours||4 hours||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Calculator||4 hours||4 hours||4 hours||n/a||n/a||4 hours|
|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|
|Kindle (In-Library Use)||4 hours||4 hours||4 hours||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Hand-Held Scanner||4 hours||4 hours||4 hours||n/a||n/a||4 hours|
|"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 5 total at a time|
|** limit of 1 at a time|
All overdue materials are subject to fines and if not returned within a specified period of time will be declared lost. A non-refundable $15 charge will be assessed for all items that are declared lost. For more information please refer to the Overdue Fines page.
Items may be renewed online by accessing your personal record.
- Go to the Library's home page (http://library.uww.edu).
- Select "Personal Record" from the Books/Media tab.
- Enter your ID number (middle 7 digits), last name, and click "Login" button.
A listing of items checked out to you and their 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 once provided another patron has not requested the material.
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 7 days for general items) or 3 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.
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 is on the outside of the exterior doors on the west side of the Andersen Library Building.