You can visit any UW campus library and check out materials and return materials. See below for more information on library cards.
Your Local Public Library or School library.
If you are looking for a good place to study, your local public library or school library is often a good alternative. However, they may not always have access to the specialized scholarly resources that you need. Navigate to the Using Search@UW and Using Databases pages of this guide to learn how to access these types of resources.
If you have a current UWGB ID card, you will be able to use that as your library card to check items out when visiting any UW system library. If you do not have a UWGB ID, you can bring in a valid photo ID and we can look you up by name in our system to check out your items.
Faculty will not automatically be in our system. To check out items at our libraries, faculty will need to apply for a free NEW ERA library card. See below for more information on NEW ERA cards.
Please contact Erica Grunseth for more information or questions about library cards.
New Era Cards
To quality for a NEW ERA card, persons must be 18 years or older residing in Wisconsin. Faculty can apply for a free NEW ERA library card by presenting a valid Wisconsin picture ID or driver's license and proof of a current address. Cards are valid for one year from the application date. After one year, cards can be renewed by contacting the libraries.As a faculty member, you will receive staff privileges with your NEW ERA card. Books will check out for a semester, and there will be no limit on the number of books, equipment, or resource sharing (ILL) you can checkout or request for faculty.
Acceptable proofs of address include:
State issued photo ID with current name and address listed
Posted mail with your current name
Lease or other housing Agreement
Voter Registration Card
College Enrollment Papers
A check with your printed name and address
Opting to receive your card in the mail
As a NEW ERA member, you are able to use your card at any of the following NEW ERA member libraries: College of Menominee Nation, Fox Valley Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College, Moraine Park Technical College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, UW Oshkosh (Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Fox Cities campuses)
Note: You will only be given staff privileges at the four UW-Green Bay Library locations. If you visit any other NEW ERA member libraries, you will have community member privileges with the following loan terms: Your NEW ERA card allows you to check out up to 10 books at any one time. Items typically check out for 28 days and can be renewed twice unless requested by another patron.
*To ensure you receive the proper staff privileges when applying for your NEW ERA card, please contact Erica Grunseth.
Renewing Your Library Materials Online
If you wish to renew the items you have checked out, you can renew them online, in person at your campus library, or by phone: 920-465-2540. Renewing items online is the quickest method. See below for online renewal instructions for UW Library items and interlibrary loans (ILLiad).
Items from UW-Green Bay Libraries & Other UW Libraries
Click on Renew next to the title you wish to renew, or click on Renew All.
A new due date will appear.
Be sure to note the new due date. Most 28 day or semester loan check-outs can be renewed twice, but not all items can be renewed. If a new due date does not appear, contact the library.
Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)/WorldCat Items from Other Libraries
Renewals can be requested for items provided the book band is not marked “No Renewals” and the renewal is requested within a week of the due date. Renewals are always conditional and if the lending library does not grant the renewal, the item will be due back immediately.