Whitewater’s public library & UWW students

Do you sometimes need a title right away, but Andersen Library’s copy is checked out? Or maybe it’s something Andersen Library does not have and it’s something a public library might have, e.g., a children’s book, adult fiction or nonfiction, or audio books? If so, you may be able to get it from the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (ILY), Whitewater’s public library at 431 West Center Street.

You can search ILY’s catalog online to see what is there. Then you can use materials in the ILY when it’s open. But if you want to check things out you need a library card.

clip art of library card, books, computerHow do you get a library card? If you already have a library card from a public library in Dodge, Jefferson, Racine, Walworth or Washington counties, you can use it at ILY. Otherwise, you can apply for a library card with your photo ID and proof of your local address. If you live in a residence hall the library staff can use the campus online directory (if it shows your residence hall address). If you don’t live in a residence hall, or the online directory does not show that address, you need some mail that shows your name and local address (like a bill).
Call ILY if you have questions about getting a library card: 262-473-0530.

Of course, if ILY doesn’t have what you want either, and you can wait for 2-4 weekdays to receive it, UWW students and faculty/staff can borrow materials from other UW campus libraries by using the free Universal Borrowing service. Requested materials usually arrive in 2-4 weekdays (nothing moves on the weekends, when the delivery van is not running, so don’t count Saturdays or Sundays in the 2-4 days). More information and a video of how to use it are online at http://library.uww.edu/tutorials/using-universal-borrowing.

Please ask a librarian if you need assistance with locating needed materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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1 Response to Whitewater’s public library & UWW students

  1. Ronna says:

    Directions to the public library are posted on the Library’s FAQ page: http://library.uww.edu/get-help/frequently-asked-questions#public . It’s an easy walk from campus.

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