Items that can be checked out include books, cds, videos, and most government documents. You must present your UW-Green Bay ID in order to check out circulation or reserve materials.
Laptops and Kindles can be checked out at the Circulation Desk for limited time periods. Laptops and e-readers/Kindles are only able to be checked out by students, faculty, and staff of UWGB. Three Kindles E-readers are available for checkout. They are listed in the catalog as E-Reader Kindle. Kindles can be checked out for 14 days, but are not available for renewal. There are a variety of popular reading titles loaded on each Kindle.
The Library also has ten laptops available to circulate. Laptops can be checked out for 3 hour loan periods, but cannot be taken out of the Library during the checkout period. Renewals are not allowed on Laptops.
Items that cannot be checked out include periodicals, archival materials, maps and government reference materials.
For most books and government documents:
- Undergraduates and Community Members - 28 days
- Graduate Students - 60 days
- Faculty/Staff - Semester loans
- Laptops - 3 hours - students, faculty and staff only
- Kindles - 14 days - students, faculty and staff only
Fines and Overdue Fees
If library materials are not returned on time overdue notices will be sent out either by e-mail, campus mail, or U.S. mail the day after the item is due. Upon return of the item, a fine notice is sent out notifying the patron of fines that have accrued. If an item is thirty days past due, the patron is sent a bill for any replacement costs, processing charges, and overdue fees. Patrons with fines $5.00 and over will be blocked from further check out privileges. For information on the fines appeal process, please visit the Fines Appeal page.
No overdue fines.
Once an item is 30 days past the due date a $60.00 replacement fee plus $15.00 processing fee is assessed per item. This amount is reduced to $15.00 when the item is returned within 9 months. Please note some items are charged a replacement fee at actual cost.
For 3-day items, overdue fines of $2.00 per day per item, maximum $15.00 per item.
For 7-day and 14-day items, overdue fines of $2.00 per day per item, maximum $15.00 per item.
When an equipment item is 7 days past due, a replacement fee at actual cost, a $15.00 processing, and a $15.00 overdue fine is assessed per item. The amount is reduced to $30.00 when the item is returned within 30 days from the billing date.
Overdue fines of $2.00 per day per item, maximum $15.00 per item.
When a reference item is 7 days past due a replacement fee at actual cost, $15.00 processing, and a $15.00 overdue fine is assessed per item. The amount is reduced to $30.00 when the item is returned within 9 months.
For 3-hour items, overdue fines of: $2.00 per hour per item, maximum $15.00 per item.
For 1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 28-day items, overdue fines of: $2.00 per day per item, maximum $15.00 per item.
When a reserve item is 14 days past due a $60.00 replacement fee, $15.00 processing, and a $15.00 overdue fine is assessed per item. The amount is reduced to $30.00 when the item is returned within 9 months.
Overdue fines of $2.00 per day per item, maximum $9.00 per item.
Recalled items are subject to replacement and processing fees as outlined above for the specific item type.
Users are responsible for items checked out to them and should make circulation staff aware of any damage before checking out an item. Users who return library materials damaged will be assessed a repair charge. If the item cannot be repaired, the user will be responsible for paying the full replacement and processing fees.
Most items can be renewed up to two times with the exception of reserve materials. To renew materials online consult our renewal page. Renewals can also be made in person or by telephone (465-2540 or 465-2333).
Recalls and Holds:Recalls:
Items that circulate for 28 days or longer can be recalled after 14 days if another patron requests the item. The requested item automatically receives a new due date and a notice is sent asking for the return of the item. If the item is not returned by the new due date, it is subject to fines (see above "Fines and Overdue Fees "). When the item is returned, the patron who requested the item is notified that the item can be picked up at the circulation desk within 7 days.
Contact Circulation staff at 920-465-2540 to ask about recalls.Holds:
A patron can put items on hold at the main circulation desk provided it is not a Reserve or Non-Circulating item. Books can be held for 7 days, periodicals for one day. If not picked up by the last day, items will be re-shelved.
If a patron has trouble locating an item, a search card may be filled out for that item at the Public Services desk. A member of the circulation staff will search for it within one business day. When the item is found the patron will be notified and the item will be placed on hold at the Public Services desk.
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