Please note that Library policies are intended to help maintain an environment that is conducive to study and research.
Andersen Library is open to the public. However, children under the age of 16 must be under the direct supervision of an accompanying adult. Exceptions to this are made for children participating in recognized UWW programs and K-12 visiting classes.
These guidelines are intended to help maintain an environment in Andersen Library that is conducive to study and research, and protects such use of the Library from disruption by filming and photography activities. In addition, "We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired, or transmitted," per Article Three of the American Library Association's Code of Ethics<http://www.ifmanual.org/codeethics>.
As a matter of courtesy, please avoid filming/photography of:
Please request permission from the Library Director in advance, providing information including
Once requests are approved by the Director, public services staff will be notified. Please stop at the Circulation Desk on the day of filming to let the staff on duty know that you have arrived.
Please help maintain an environment in which Library users are not disturbed or prevented from concentrating on their work.
Andersen Library provides free public access to its depository collections of federal (U.S.) and Wisconsin documents. Identification is not requested before patrons may request or use either depository materials or reference assistance with these materials. Printing and downloading of information from depository materials is supported. There are no fees for the use of depository resources in Andersen Library beyond the usual and customary fees that also apply to other library materials, such as a per-page printing charge for patrons who are not UW-Whitewater students, faculty or staff.
Service animals are welcome in Andersen Library; however, comfort and therapy animals are not allowed outside of scheduled events hosted by the Library. Service animals must be on leashes at all times. Please refer to the Service Animal Policy in the University Policies & Resources Handbook: http://www.uww.edu/policies/service-animal-policy
The Library does not provide exam proctoring.
Hoverboards, skateboards or other similar wheeled devices are not allowed to be used in Andersen Library. Please refer to the Skating and Bicycling Policy in the University Policies & Resources Handbook: http://www.uww.edu/policies/skating-and-bicycling
Some library material that is not returned or renewed by the specified due date may accrue overdue fees. If an item is long overdue it will have its status changed to "lost." A replacement fee will be accessed to the account at the time of status change. 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 email@example.com/ 262-472-5511.
When the Library is closed, materials may be returned at one of two book drops located in the Andersen Library building. PLEASE NOTE: Equipment must be returned while the library is open.
The patron whose card is used to charge library materials is held responsible for the materials checked out on the card. It is highly discouraged for patrons to loan their library materials to others.
Overdue fines will be assessed for items not returned on time (see information below). UW-Whitewater patrons with more than $200 in outstanding fines may not borrow library materials until the fines are paid. Fines not paid on student accounts at the time the material is returned will be processed and sent to Student Billing. These fines are then only payable at the Cashier's Office in Hyer Hall. Please note that not all items listed below are available for check out at both libraries. If you have any questions please contact your branch campus library's circulation desk.
Overdue fines accrue at a rate of
Community Borrowers and Overdue Fines
If a Community Borrower fails to return items borrowed on time overdue fines will begin to accrue for all item types they may have checked out. If more than $5 in fines or fees have accrued on a Community Borrower account, borrowing privileges will be suspended until fines and fees are paid. The overdue fines accrue at a rate of
In cases of disputed fines, patrons may submit an appeal and/or contact the Circulation Desk at Andersen Library 262-472-5511 or firstname.lastname@example.org. or at Lenox Library 608-758-6533.
Any item that has not been renewed or returned within a designated number of days is automatically declared "lost". If the item is returned within two semesters of being declared lost the replacement charge will be removed from the patron's account and the appropriate overdue fines will be assessed. In some cases, a patron supplied copy may be accepted in lieu of the replacement fee. Patron supplied copies must be approved by consultation with Head of Access Services. Copies that were purchased without first being approved may not be accepted by the library and the full replacemnt cost will still be due. The Library will not accept the return of nor will it remove replacement fees for items that have been lost more than two semesters.
Library materials that are not returned within a specified period of time will be considered "lost."
Lost Items Intervals and Replacement Costs
The default fee for an item lost in the UW System is $100, however, some items have varying costs either due to rarity, expense to replace, or the ease of which they can be replaced.
The list below shows the specified time period for long overdue items to have their status changed to "lost."
If any overdue fines are accrued for the type of item that went into "lost" stauts, the fines will be adjusted once the material has been returned. Patrons with Lost items may not borrow library materials until the lost materials are returned. Unpaid fees will be sent to Student Billing. These fees must be paid at the Cashier's Office. Any material which is lost, stolen, destroyed, or damaged should be reported immediately. Although faculty and staff do not pay overdue fines, they will be billed replacement fees for any lost or damaged materials. It is also highly discouraged for patrons to loan their library materials to others. All item's that are "lost" are the responsibility of person's account the items were checked out.
If you feel a lost item replacement fee was assessed to your account because you returned it, please contact the Access Services Librian to discuss the library's Claims Returned procedure.
During the Claims Return process, the patron will be asked to check for the item while the circulation staff conduct 3 separate searches of the library. This process will continue for the next four weeks and will involve the staff member searching our stacks, our book drop locations, our repair shelf, the circulation desk, and other areas in the library. If the item still has not been located after four weeks, the Head of Access Services will contact you regarding further procedures. A Claims Return is not a guarantee that the lost item fee will be removed from an account. If you have any questions regarding this policy or its procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Access Services or the circulation desk.
Patrons may appeal fines and/or fee charges by contacting the Circulation Desk at 262-472-5511 or email@example.com. All patrons should be prepared to discuss the nature of the charges and why they believe the charges should be reduced or waived.
If the matter is not resolved to the patron's satisfaction, a formal written appeal may be made to the Head of Circulation. This appeal should include the patron's name, ID number, telephone, email, and current mailing address. In addition, the patron should explain why they believe the charges should be reduced or waived as well as why the previous resolution was unsatisfactory. The Head of Access Services will make every attempt to respond to all fine appeals within two weeks; however, it is the patron's responsibility to see that the matter is ultimately resolved.
If the matter still has not been resolved to the patron's satisfaction, an additional appeal may be made to the Library Director. The Library Director will appoint an Appeal Board to hear both sides of the dispute in order to reach a decision. This second appeal must be made within 10 days of the Head of Circulation's decision, and should include a detailed explanation of why the previous attempts to resolve the issue have been unsatisfactory. The Appeals Board will render its decision within 10 days and will serve as a final decision.
*Please note: All fine/fees appeals must be made within 120 days of the original due date.
Library workstations are for Library applications and educational purposes only. Patrons may log onto any public workstation by using their UWW Net-ID or a Library supplied password. Patrons are required to accept and follow the University Acceptable Use Policy regarding computer usage. Violators of this policy will be asked to leave the Library, barred from entering the library, or reported to the police.
Printing from Library computers is controlled by a University print management system. Students are given free printing privileges. They release the print job at the public print release stations using their Net-ID and password. Faculty, staff, Community Borrowers and guests are charged ten cents per page of printing for B&W or $1 for color. To use these print options, select either the "BW Pay at CircDesk" or "Color Pay at Circ" printer before sending a print job, then pay and pick up the print job at the Circulation Desk.
Use of Andersen Library's and Lenox Library's Instructional Spaces
The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Libraries' instructional spaces are primarily used to provide library patrons with information literacy instruction. During times when the facilities are not scheduled for instructional purposes, the facilities are open for general computer use.
See also the campus Facilities and Grounds Use Policy.
First priority is given tolibrary instruction provided by Library staff to UW-Whitewater faculty, staff, and students, and other patron groups. Second priority is given toother instructional uses of the facility, such as information literacy instruction by non-Library UW-Whitewater faculty to students or demonstration/training sessions for Library staff. Such sessions must not conflict with scheduled library instruction sessions. The Coordinator for Library Instruction oversees the scheduling of instructional spaces. Because library instruction sessions may be scheduled during any of the Library's normal operating hours and the number and times of sessions will vary from week to week, this facility may not be scheduled for regular meetings of university classes. All other uses must be approved by the Library Director. During times when this facility is scheduled for instructional use, only valid attendees of the scheduled session(s), such as students enrolled in the class, and the instructor may be in the room.
General Computer Use
When instructional sessions are not scheduled, this facility is open for general computer use. Hours when the facility is reserved for instructional purposes will be posted each week. The Library reserves the right to revise this weekly listing more frequently if the need should arise. General use of the computers is on a first come first served basis and subject to the terms of the ICIT Acceptable Use Policy .
It is the responsibility of the student to determine that enough time is available in the lab before beginning a project, an online quiz, or exam. The Library is not responsible for work that cannot be saved.
Security Gate Procedure
When student misconduct is reported to the Circulation Desk, the Head of Circulation will complete a security report and forward a copy of the report to the Dean of Students Office. Personnel from that department will contact the student to discuss the incident and decides if further action is necessary. Examples of student misconduct may include, but are not limited to:
USA Patriot Act & Libraries
On October 25, 2001 Congress passed the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA Patriot) Act. This Act increases the ability of local, state, and federal law enforcement officials to obtain search warrants and subpoenas to gain access to records from libraries, bookstores, and Internet service providers.
For more information on the USA Patriot Act, see:
UW-Whitewater Library Policy on Privacy
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Library to protect the privacy of all users to the extent permitted by law. The Library endorses the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, which states, "We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received." The Library circulation system (Alma) severs the link between the item and patron record when the material is returned. Public workstations are set up not to retain historical searches.For more information on the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, see:
Requests for User Information
The UW-Whitewater Library may receive requests from private individuals or local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies for information about Library users. The Library will not disclose information about individual users to any requester unless required to do so by law. This information may include:
Requests from a Private Individual About Another User's Records
Under no circumstances will confidential information be released to a private individual who is not the "owner" of the information. Library staff may not release any information about a user to any other individual, including spouses or family members. Library staff will immediately notify their supervisor when they receive such inquiries about someone else's activities.
Requests from a Private Individual About His/Her Own Records
Requests from a Law Enforcement Officer Without Written Documentation (i.e., subpoena or search warrant)
Andersen Library is under no obligation to provide information in response to this type of request. In the interest of protecting the confidentiality of our users, no information will be provided. Library staff will refer the requesting officer to their immediate supervisor who will immediately contact UW-Whitewater Library Administration, who in turn will contact UW System General Counsel.
Request from a Law Enforcement Officer With a Subpoena
Andersen Library will observe the following procedures if the FBI or other law enforcement officer presents a subpoena to the Library:
Request from a Law Enforcement Officer With a Written Warrant for Search and Seizure
The Library staff will need to comply with this request immediately upon presentation of the warrant. If paper documents or computer hard drives are part of the warrant, law enforcement officers are empowered to remove those items from the Library immediately, without the Library or UW System General Counsel's permission. The Library staff will not interfere with any officer executing such a warrant, but will inform the officer that s/he must leave an inventory of what s/he is removing. The Library staff will contact their supervisor without delay and inform him/her of the search warrant. UW-Whitewater Library Administration will contact UW System General Counsel, or on a weekend, the Provost. Be aware that when such a search warrant is executed, a "gag order" may also be invoked, which means that Library staff may be forbidden to discuss or publicize outside of the Library even the fact that a search warrant was executed. UW System General Counsel will provide further instructions to the UW-Whitewater Library staff on appropriate actions.
Wisconsin Statute 43.30 Governing the Privacy of Library Resources
For clarification, the state statute on library resources and privacy is quoted below. However, under certain circumstances, federal law may supersede state law. [ Wisconsin Statute 43.30states "...the library's documents or other materials, resources or services may not be disclosed except by court order or to persons acting within the scope of their duties in the administration of the library or library system, to persons authorized by the individual to inspect such records..."]For the full text of this statute, please see:
Frequently Library personnel are asked to provide information, reports, interviews, or statistics about Library functioning and services to students, faculty, or outside groups. The Library is happy to offer such input, but does make the following requests: