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Services to the Community

Area residents are welcome to use the UW-Marathon County Library. Not only are you welcome to research, browse and use materials here, but you also have circulation privileges! You may check out our books for the standard loan periods.

How do you get a "library card" in order to check out items?

Upon presentation of a valid Wisconsin driver's license or other valid Wisconsin picture I.D. showing a current address, individuals who are 18 years or older may register for a free borrower card. We will take your name, address and phone number to enter into our patron database. We will have you sign a borrower card and laminate it for you. Upon subsequent visits, simply present your borrower card in order to check out additional items.

What else should you know about the library privileges?

To renew a loan (one time per item), please stop by or call the library at 715-261-6220.

We are not able to offer interlibrary loan (ILL) services to community borrowers. Our ILL services are limited to current UW-Marathon County students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain ILL services at your local public library, which has access to all the same materials via ILL that we do.

Please ask library staff for assistance whenever we can be of help.

Circulation and Fee Policy

Please see the bottom of the Circulation & Fine Policies page for community use.

Community Access to Library Computers

Community members and guests to the campus may use our online resources for research and educational purposes at designated computers in the library. A librarian will log you onto a computer.

  • UW Colleges Computing Usage Guidelines: "The use of computing and networking resources is primarily for purposes related to the University's mission of education, research, and public service." UWMC students and faculty doing class work and research always have first priority for computer use.
  • Non-students are generally limited to a maximum of one hour. This policy is strictly enforced when others are waiting.
  • Printing is 10 cents per page and can be paid at front desk or reference desk.
  • For personal computer use (such as extended email sessions, game playing, chatting, personal business transactions) please contact your local public library.