Borrowing

Borrowing Procedure

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

All checked out items are subject to recalls.  The borrowing patron will be notified of the recall and their new due date.  Once a recalled item becomes overdue, library privileges are suspended until the recalled item is returned.

 

Renewing Library Materials

Most items may be renewed online in Search@UW 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. Please be considerate when returning fragile or oversized items.  All University of Wisconsin - System library items can be returned to any of the 26 University of Wisconsin-System libraries.

 

Loan Periods & Borrowing Privileges

 

Books

Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Staff Guests, Community, Alumni
Fox Valley Library Patrons

28 days, renewable up to 84 day maximum loan period

semester, renewable up to 2 year maximum loan period

semester, renewable up to 2 year maximum loan period

28 days, renewable up to 84 day maximum loan period, limit of 20

28 days, 1 renewal, limit of 5

 

Media (CD, DVD, Bluray, Software)

Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Staff Guests, Community, Alumni
Fox Valley Library Patrons

14 days, renewable up to 28 day maximum loan period

14 days, renewable up to 28 day maximum loan period

14 days, renewable up to 28 day maximum loan period

unavailable

unavailable

 

Board Games

Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Staff Guests, Community, Alumni
Fox Valley Library Patrons

28 days, renewable up to 84 day maximum loan period

28 days, renewable up to 84 day maximum loan period

28 days, renewable up to 84 day maximum loan period

In-house use

In-house use

 

Reference & Archival Material

Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Staff Guests, Community, Alumni
Fox Valley Library Patrons

In-house use

Polk 101 reference items:

14 days, no renewals

In-house use

Polk 101 reference items:

14 days, no renewals

In-house use

Polk 101 reference items:

14 days, no renewals

In-house use

In-house use

 

Journals

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students Staff Guests, Community, Alumni
Fox Valley Library Patrons

In-house use

In-house use

3 days, renewable up to 14 day maximum loan period

In-house use

In-house use

 

Reserve Materials

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students Staff Guests, Community, Alumni
Fox Valley Library Patrons

Varies, limit of 3

Varies, limit of 3

Varies, limit of 3

Unavailable

Unavailable

 

Interlibrary Loan Materials

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students Staff Guests, Community, Alumni
Fox Valley Library Patrons

due date on ILL slip

due date on ILL slip

due date on ILL slip

Unavailable

Alumni: Limited Privileges; due date on ILL slip

Unavailable

 

 

 Non-UW System Patrons

  1. 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:
    1. Are at least 18 years old. (If under 18 years old, see #2)

    2. Live in Wisconsin.

    3. Present photo identification with current address (i.e. current WI ID cards, driver’s licenses or other photo ID.

  2. 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.