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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

Items may be renewed online or brought to the Circulation Desk to be renewed.   Materials that have been requested by other patrons are not renewable.

 

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 (a printable version is available here)


Item Types1 (across)
&
Patron  Categories (below)
Main Collection, Gov Docs, EMC2
VHS Videos
DVDs & Blu-ray discs, Software
Leisure Reading Collection Reference and Archives Periodicals Reserve Materials3 Universal Borrowing (UB)4 Interlibrary Loan Materials (ILLiad)
Current and retired UW Oshkosh, faculty, academic, adjunct and classified staff semester renewable 14 days renewable 14 days renewable 28 days renewable in-house use 3 days 2 renewals all semester renewable due date on ILL slip
UW Oshkosh undergraduates 28 days renewable 14 days renewable 14 days renewable 28 days renewable in-house use in-house use all 28 days renewable due date on ILL slip
UW Oshkosh graduate students semester renewable 14 days renewable 14 days renewable 28 days renewable in-house use in-house use all 28 days renewable due date on ILL slip
Universal Borrowers (UB) 28 days renewable Gov Docs & EMC: 14 days 14 days 14 days 28 days in-house use in-house use in-house use 28 days renewable available through home campus
UB Faculty semester renewable Gov Docs & EMC: 14 days 14 days 14 days 28 days in-house use in-house use in-house use semester renewable available through home campus
NEW ERA Guests
28 days renewable in-house use unavailable 28 days renewable in-house use in-house use unavailable
unavailable unavailable
NEW ERA Alumni 28 days renewable in-house use unavailable 28 days renewable in-house use in-house use unavailable
unavailable limited privileges;  due date on ILL slip
Fox Valley Library Council patrons (under 18yrs old) 28 days 1 renewal in-house use unavailable 28 days 1 renewal in-house use in-house use unavailable unavailable unavailable

1) Items can be placed on hold or recalled by another patron; these statuses will block renewal .
2) Does not include Education Materials Center (EMC) videos, video guides, DVDs or software.
3) Items such as laptops are available to UW Oshkosh students only.
4) Some UB items such as DVDs and select books check out for 14 days.

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