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Basic Guide to the Library

Your guide to information about the library and its resources and services

Checking Out Library Materials

The Circulation Desk is located to the left as you enter the library. To check out circulating materials you will need to have a valid university ID or community borrower card. 

Community Users

Understanding Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers

Accessing Physical Library Materials

Patrons may request to have physical library items placed on hold for them. Once items are ready, they will be placed on the hold shelf in the library or patrons can arrange for curbside pickup. View the handout below for how to place a hold on physical library materials.

Note: Items requested via UW Libraries Request will also be placed on the hold shelf or curbside pickup can be arranged. 

If you are having trouble with putting an item on hold email us at or call us at 715-425-3321.