All circulating library materials must be checked out from the Circulation Desk, located near the entrance/exit on the main level at both campus libraries. All patrons must present a valid UW-Whitewater ID in order to check out materials. Visiting patrons from other University of Wisconsin schools may use their current "home" institution's ID to check out materials. Wisconsin residents, not associated with either UW-Whitewater or the UW system, may purchase a Community Borrower card. Items due should be returned to the Circulation Desk 15 minutes before the libraries close.
The UW-Whitewater University Library also provides access to wireless internet and a variety of equipment for use in the library or through check-out. Services for patrons with disabilities are provided as well. If you have questions or concerns regarding any of Andersen Library's circulation services or policies, please contact email@example.com or 262-472-5511. Questions specific to Lenox Library should be directed to 608-758-6533.
All patrons must present a valid UW ID or a UW-Whitewater Community Borrower card in order to check out material from Andersen and Lenox Libraries. Patrons may check out items once without their UW ID by presenting a valid state issued ID or valid passport.
UW-Whitewater Students, Staff and Faculty
Material may be checked out from the library's Circulation Desk with a valid UW-Whitewater ID card (HawkCard). Please note that not all items listed below are available for check out at individual branch campus libraries. If you have questions, please contact the circulation desk at the location you wish to borrow an item.
Students must be actively enrolled in courses to borrow items from the library or use the ILL services. Loan periods for undergraduate borrowers are:
Students must be actively enrolled in courses to borrow items from the library or use the ILL services or document delivery. If you are a grad student who is still working on your thesis but not actively enrolled in courses, please contact the Access Services Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org or the InterLibrary loan coordinator at email@example.com for instructions on how to gain access to materials to finish your research. Loan periods for graduate borrowers are:
Distance Education Students
The Library considers students who are enrolled in UWW online degree programs that do not come to campus for those courses to be Distance Education (DE) students. These students are eligible for the same services as on-campus students, as well as others listed below.
Loan periods are the same for DE students as their on-campus counterparts; see undergratuate or graduate students above for loan periods.
Faculty and University Staff
Faculty and Staff must be actively employed at either of the UW-Whitewater campuses to borrow items from the library or use the ILL services or document delivery. For newly hired faculty, your active status begins the day your contract officially starts. If you have questions about access prior to your official contract date, please contact the Access Services Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org. Loan periods for Faculty and Staff are:
Retired professors granted emeritus status by their department will be granted borrowing privileges once the library is made aware of their status. A letter from the department chair may be sent to the Access Service Librarian, email@example.com, as verification of status. If the emeritus has a valid Hawkcard with Emeriti status on the card, this will serve as proof. A special note about patron records for emeriti: personel records are not included in the daily patron loads for emeriti or other college retirees. Meaning the reords do not get updated by the administration. If your account has no activity and is allowed to expire, it may get withdrawn from the library's system and we will have no record of you as a patron with borrowing privileges. A record will have to be manually entered, this action will require the letter verifying status from department chair and a valid Wisconsin issued ID with current address.
Other UW School Affiliates
Visiting patrons from other University of Wisconsin schools may use their current "home" ID to check out materials. Materials checked out from the Library will need to be returned to the Library directly. Loan limits will be the same as if the borrowed item came from their UW campus library.
Community Borrower Card
Community Borrower Cards are available for purchase from the 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 for one year. You will need to provide current address information at time of registration. Community Borrower Cards are not available to current UW-Whitewater students, faculty, and staff. A $3 fee is charged for a replacement card. Fines and Fees apply for all item types checked out under a Community Borrower account, please visit the Fines and Fees policy page for details.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Andersen and Lenox Libraries have various types of equipment available to borrow. Below is a list of types of equipment offered. Most but not all equipment is offered at each library so please do not hesitate to call the circulation desk if you have any question about what is available at that campus library or the loan period for equipment types; 272-472-5511 for Andersen Library at the Whitewater campu or 608-758-6533 for Lenox Library at the Rock County campus.
Items may be renewed online by accessing your personal record.
A list of items checked out to you and the 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 provided another patron has not requested them or restrictions have not been placed on certain materials.
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 seven days (for general items) or three 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.
Andersen Library - Library materials may be returned when the library is closed by putting them in one of two book returns at Andersen Library. One return is located directly outside the Library Circulation Desk in the lobby of the Andersen Library building. The other return is on the outside of the exterior doors on the west side of the Andersen Library building.
Lenox Library - Library materials may be returned when the library is closed but the campus is open by placing them in the dropbox in the lobby area of the building, before the library's entrance.
PLEASE NOTE: All equipment must be returned while the library is open by bringing it to the circulation desk. The dropboxes may not be utilized to returned borrowed equipment.
Fines & Fees
If library materials are not returned or renewed by the specified due date some fines and fees may accrue. For more information on the library's Fines and Fees policy, please clck this link ot the policy pages for Fines and Fees. To avoid any fines or fees you can view and manage your due dates via My Account link from our website or contact the circulation desk at firstname.lastname@example.org/ 262-472-5511.
Print reserves are held at the Circulation Desk and are organized by instructor. Patrons are asked to provide Circulation staff with the instructor's name and item title when requesting materials. Fines for overdue reserves are $0.25 per hour per item for 3 hour loans and $1.00 per item per day for 3- or 7- day loans. Any Reserve items not returned seven days after the due date will be considered "lost" and will be billed for replacement.
Requesting Course Reserves
Instructors may request that items be placed on Course Reserve by submitting a Reserve Request Form, available online or at the Circulation Desk.
Requests should be submitted at least five business days before the material will be used for class. Instructors may designate the checkout period for each item: 3-hour, 1-day, 3-days, or 7-days. If more than one faculty member has the same item on reserve, the checkout period defaults to the shortest requested time. Items specified as 3-hour check out may not leave the library.
Instructors may place items from Andersen Library's collection or their own personal items on reserve. The library assumes no liability for personal items placed on Course Reserve. Materials owned by another library may not be placed on reserve. If you have any questions regarding Course Reserve services or policies, please contact the Reserve Department at email@example.com or Andersen Circulation Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org (262-472-5511).
Media & Materials Booking
Staff may also reserve or "book" materials such as videos, curriculum tools, and other items from the libraries collections to be shown in class by filling out the Media & Materials Booking Form. The material will be retrieved and held at the Circulation Desk on the date you designate. Please place your requests at least three weeks in advance.
Linking Articles from Online Databases
In most cases direct links for articles in library databases can be created for your course materials. Students will need to enter their Net-ID and password to view the linked materials. Additional instruction can be found at http://libguides.uww.edu/directlk.
For additional assistance on course reserves for the UW-Whitewater campus, contact either the Andersen Library Reserve Desk (262-472-5512) or Andersen Library Reference Desk (262-472-1032). If you have questions or need assistance with course reserves on the UW-Whitewater at Rock County campus please contact Lenox Library (608-758-6533).
Reference librarians provide direct, personal assistance to faculty, students, staff and community visitors.
Contact us with any questions:
Live chat is available 24/7 but is often answered by non-UWW librarians. Whitewater librarians will follow up if needed.
Andersen Library Reference Desk: 262-472-1032
Lenox Library: 608-758-6533
Library instruction is a service available for any UW-W students, faculty or staff. Information literacy goals are formally supported by the Faculty (see Faculty Senate Resolution 0506-21). We especially recommend it whenever:
Instruction sessions can cover such topics as:
If you would like to see something that is not covered here, please ask!
The liaison librarian's role could take the form of:
If you would like to bring your class to Andersen or Lenox library for library instruction, several spaces are available to you:
Library instruction spaces may be used by other campus groups if not in use for instruction, at the sole discretion of the librarians. See the policy statement on use of the Library's instruction spaces.
The Library also provides access to wireless internet, as well as a variety of equipment for use in the library or overnight check-out. We also provide special services for patrons with disabilities. If you have questions or concerns regarding any of the Library's circulation services or policies please contact email@example.com or 262-472-5511 (Andersen Library Circulation Desk), (608) 758-6533 (Lenox Library Circulation Desk).
A cafe, Food for Thought, is located on the main level of the Andersen Library. There are vending machnines located in the lower level lobby of the building just beyond door #3 entrance to the Andersen Building.
Group Study Spaces
There are several group study rooms throughout the Library. Most group study rooms are equipped with a mounted wall monitor and a whiteboard. A few group study rooms are equipped with a TV/DVD/VHS player. Requests for group study room reservations are now made online by you! Go to libcal.uww.edu to make your request today!!!
Groups are also encouraged to use the areas on the main floor (the non-quiet floor) for group work, no reservation necessary. When not reserved, group study rooms may be used by anyone but preference will be given to groups.
In addition to the group study rooms that can be reserved, spaces around the main floor area lend themselves to collaboration efforts. There is a wide variety of seating options spaced throughout the main floor of Andersen Library. Near the cafe, smaller tables and booths can be found. Softer and easily moved seating is located near the big TV area and the spaces beyond the Browsing Collections. The Reference Collection, has a mixture of large and small tables situated among the tall stacks. The Curriculum Collection boasts flexible study tables mixed throughout the shorter stacks and areas set up to provide an environment rich in materials and child-sized furnishings ideal for those who are preparing to work in a Pre-K-12 setting.
The main floor is considered the "talking" floor meaning it is not restricted to silent studying or whispered converstation. This policy coupled with the variety of study environments listed above makes it the prime area for collaborative study spaces.
Individual Study Rooms
There are several study rooms for individuals located on the upper floor of the Library. The upper level of the Library is a "quiet floor." Group study, conversation, and music played without using headphones are not allowed in individual study rooms. Patrons violating these rules will be asked to relocate to the main level.
The first and third floors at Andersen Library are reserved for quiet studying and provide study environments that lend themselves to individual work. A variety of tables and seating exists on these floors to accomodate the needs and preferences of many individuals. Individual study carrels, softer seating options, tables with space to spread out study materials , as well as tables with public computers located for use exist throughout both floors. Patrons studying on "Quiet" floors are asked to refrain from talking, using cell phones, or playing sound on computers. Patrons violating these rules will be asked to relocate to the main level.
Located in Andersen Library is the Veterans and Service Members Lounge. The lounge was created in the fall of 2010 as a space for people who have served in the military or are currently serving in the military to connect. It is a place to study with computer access, or relax and watch television. There is an office staffed in the lounge at different times throughout the day (hours posted on the office door).
The Library is currently hiring for Fall 2019 positions in Access Services, the Reference & Instuction Department, and the Archives and Area Research Center. See duties described below. Applicants with Work Study awards are given preference.
How to Submit an Online Application for Student Employment at Andersen Library
When the Library receives your application, we will convert the data in the .fdf file into a printable application, and your application will be reviewed and kept on file for the current academic semester. Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to contact all applicants regarding the status of their application.
Note: You can print the completed application and send it through U.S. mail if you prefer to submit your application in paper format. You could also choose to scan a copy of your filled out application and send the scanned file to us via email.
The duties of this position include:
Good interpersonal skills, responsibility and attention to detail are essential.
Hours are available days, evenings, and weekends, Sunday through Saturday.
The duties of this position include:
A variety of day and evening hours are available.
The duties of this position include:
Work hours will be a set weekly schedule falling between Mondays-Fridays 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. based on the student's semester class schedule.
The duties of this position include:
The skills needed for this position are:
The skills desired but not required
Hours are available 9am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Use the Acquisitions Forms to request that the Library purchase a book or other material for our collection.
Use the ILLIAD Form to request material from another library be sent here for you to borrow. (UWW faculty, staff, and students only)
These forms are restricted to UW-Whitewater faculty and staff only.
If you wish to make a donation in kind, please download and fill out the Library Gifts Policy Form (PDF).
UW-Whitewater Library will always gladly accept donations of new or gently used books or other learning resources. All donations are reviewed by subject Librarians for inclusion in our collection. If an item is not added to our collection it is sold in our book sale. Either way, your donation will directly benefit the Library. For more information on making a donation in kind please contact Technical Services, at 262-472-1015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.