For Visitors & Alumni

Most Used Links Services and Information


Library hours

NEW ERA Guest Card

Campus Map

Circulation - What Can You Check Out & For How Long

Archives and Area Research Center - Geneaology, Local Records & More


BadgerLink & Other Electronic Resources

BadgerLink provides free access to many databases for Wisconsin residents. It is a project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). A system of IP detection is used to determine if you can log-on. The IP address ranges of the majority of the state’s public libraries, public schools, and Internet Service Providers have been registered to provide access to their users. Available resources include many Ebsco databases, NewspaperArchive, HeritageQuest, & more.

At UW Oshkosh, our license agreements with vendors such as Ebsco, Lexis Nexis, and many others prevent us from offering off-campus access to our databases to non-UW Oshkosh faculty, staff and students. We do offer use of our databases in the library. BadgerLink is a great alternative for Wisconsin residents.

Visitors to the library can have access to our guest wireless access. You will need a NEW ERA Guest Card to gain access to the wifi network and to check out books. Come to the Polk Library Circulation Desk, fill out an application form and present a valid Wisconsin identification card, such as a drivers license. You will get the card immediately and be able to use it immediately. There is no charge for a a NEW ERA Card.


Questions and Answers


Can you check out items from a UW Oshkosh Library?

  • Yes! You can check out books from the Main Collection, EMC, Government Documents and the Leisure Reading Collection. You can use your NEW ERA guest card to check things out.
  • You may have in-library use of: Videos, Reference Books, Periodicals, and some Research Databases.

Can I use the computers at a UW Oshkosh Library?


Alumni Privileges

In addition to the services described above, UW Oshkosh Alumni have limited Interlibrary Loan privileges to request items from other libraries.