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Borrowing

Borrowing Procedure

Borrowers should bring materials to be checked out to the Circulation Desk. University of Wisconsin System students, faculty and staff must present a current, valid university ID or other photo ID to check out library materials.  If you are not registered with UW-Oshkosh or the UW System, inquire at the Circulation Desk for privileges.

de.gif Distance education users may borrow print materials owned by Polk Library by requesting them through Interlibrary Loan. Items will be mailed to your preferred address. Mailed items are subject to standard loan periods (see table below).

 

Renewing Library Materials

Most items may be renewed online or brought to the Circulation Desk to be renewed.

 

Items not eligible for renewal:

Some items, such as equipment and reserves are not renewable.  Items that have been requested by other patrons are not renewable.  Items borrowed from other UW System libraries that have reached the maximum loan length are not renewable.

 

In-person renewals:

Items borrowed from Polk Library that have reached the maximum loan length are not renewable online and must be brought to the Circulation Desk and renewed in-person.  We will reset the loan length limit for items brought to the Circulation Desk by checking them in and immediately back out to you.  Items borrowed from other UW System libraries, are not eligible for loan length extensions and must be returned.

Items that have been marked as lost by our circulation system are not renewable online and must be brought to the Circulation Desk to be renewed in-person.

 

Returning Library Materials

Items may be returned at the Circulation Desk, or they can be put in the outside library material return boxes. Outside returns are located to the right of the Main entrance and in the courtyard facing Elmwood Avenue.   All University of Wisconsin - System library items can be returned to any of the 26 University of Wisconsin-System libraries.   Please be considerate when returning fragile or oversized items.

de.gif Items mailed to Distance Education users may also be returned to Polk Library by mail. Please retain the original packaging materials; you are responsible for return postage.

 

Loan Periods & Borrowing Privileges


Borrowing Privileges Books Media (DVDs, Blu-Ray, Audio, Software)
Board Games (Leisure Reading)Reference and Archives Journals Reserve Materials Interlibrary Loan Materials (ILLiad)
Undergraduate students
28 days, renewable up to 84 day maximum loan period 14 days, renewable up to 28 day maximum loan period, limit of 10 28 days, renewable up to 84 day maximum loan period in-house use in-house use varies, limit of 3
due date on ILL slip
Graduate students semester, renewable up to 2 year maximum loan period 14 days, renewable up to 28 day maximum loan period, limit of 10 28 days, renewable up to 84 day maximum loan period in-house use in-house use varies, limit of 3 due date on ILL slip
UW Oshkosh Staff (current and retired)
semester, renewable up to 2 year maximum loan period 14 days, renewable up to 28 day maximum loan period, limit of 10 28 days, renewable up to 84 day maximum loan period in-house use 3 days, 2 renewals
varies, limit of 3
due date on ILL slip
Guests/Community users (New Era)
28 days, renewable up to 84 day maximum loan period, limit of 20
unavailable in-house use in-house use in-house use unavailable
unavailable
Alumni (New Era)
28 days, renewable up to 84 day maximum loan period, limit of 20
unavailable in-house use in-house use in-house use unavailable
limited privileges;  due date on ILL slip
Fox Valley Library Council patrons (under 18yrs old) 28 days, 1 renewal, limit of 5
unavailable in-house use in-house use in-house use unavailable unavailable

 

1.  UW System students, faculty and staff must present a current, valid university ID or other photo ID to check out library materials.
2.  Patrons may renew materials on-line using the “My Account” link found on the library home page (www.uwosh.edu/library).  If there is a hold on an item for another patron, or if the item has reached the maximum loan length, the item cannot be renewed.
3.  Non-UW System patrons can apply for a NEW ERA guest card to check out a maximum of 20 books at one time if they meet the following criteria:
*Are at least 18 years old. (If under 18 years old, see #4)
*Live in Wisconsin.
*Present photo identification with current address (i.e. current WI ID cards, driver’s licenses or other photo ID.)
4.  Fox Valley Library Council (FVLC) patrons may check out up to 5 items by obtaining a courtesy card from the FVLC member library in their area. The card can be used once.
5.  Recalls: All materials are subject to recall. A patron’s borrowing privileges will be suspended until past due recalled materials are returned.
Questions:  Contact the library with any questions or concerns about your library record at (920) 424-7316 or circulation@uwosh.edu as soon as possible to avoid additional fees. Do not ignore notices.
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