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All campuses are closed to public per state emergency order. All classes at all UW-Green Bay campuses will be taught via alternative delivery methods through the summer. Visit our coronavirus (COVID-19) website for more information.

Student Resources

The entire UW-Green Bay Libraries Staff understands that this is a very stressful time for all of you, and we want you to know that as always we are here to help you with your information, research, and learning needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for assistance. We will do everything we can to get you the resources you need to continue to be successful.

Returning Books and Other Library Materials

All due dates have been extended until July 1. We want to ensure that no one feels the need to return library materials during this time of the campus closure. However, we recognize that some people may be leaving the area as the semester ends. Therefore, the UWGB Libraries have put together the following process for returning materials if you need to do so.

Green Bay Campus

  • BOOKS: Books from any UW, not just a UWGB Library, may be dropped off in the outdoor book drop outside the second floor (plaza level) entrance that faces the Weidner Center.
  • NON-BOOKS: All other materials (laptops, keys, and other electronic equipment) may be dropped off at the Check-In Desk in MAC Hall (second floor, across from Union) Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be a library cart located near the desk to place your item(s). You will need to sign your name and indicate what is being returned on the sign in sheet with the cart.
  • All returned items will be checked in after a quarantine period.

Manitowoc Campus

  • No returns accepted until campus reopens. You may return materials to the Green Bay campus if you wish. Any items returned to the Green Bay campus will checked in and eventually returned to the Manitowoc Campus.

Marinette Campus

  • Books may be returned by utilizing the exterior book drop slot on the library building.
  • Non-book materials will need to wait until the campus reopens or returned to the Green Bay campus MAC Hall check-in desk.

Sheboygan Campus

  • No returns accepted until campus reopens. You may return materials to the Green Bay campus if you wish. Any items returned to the Green Bay campus will checked in and eventually returned to the Sheboygan Campus.

Other UW Libraries

  • You may return books from other UW Libraries to the Green Bay campus.
  • If the item was checked out at a different UW school, it may take much longer to be checked in. Rest assured, we have the item and will check it in as soon possible.

In addition to library materials, if you were loaned a laptop, hot spot, or other piece of technology from the Division of Information Technology (Help Desk), you may also return those items to the Green Bay Campus, following the non-book procedure listed above.

To state again, ALL library materials have had due dates extended to July 1. You DO NOT need to return materials currently. We are only making this information available for those that need or wish to return materials now.

Contact Information

Office Email Phone
Archives and Area Research Department archives@uwgb.edu 920-465-2539
Circulation Desk
(for questions about checkouts, fines, and due dates)
refdesk@uwgb.edu 920-465-2540
Research Assistance Online chat or refdesk@uwgb.edu 920-465-2303
Marinette Campus man-libdesk@uwgb.edu 920-683-4715
Manitowoc Campus mnt-libdesk@uwgb.edu 715-735-4306
Sheboygan Campus shb-libdesk@uwgb.edu 920-459-6625

Research Help

Research services for all locations will be available via chat, email, and phone. Please see Research Help for complete hours.

Accessing Collections

As classes are delivered in an alternative format please remember the UW-Green Bay Libraries has a rich collection of online content, including journals, e-books, streaming video, and many databases. Learn more about our online collections and freely available resources. While accessing library materials from off-campus you will need to sign in with your UW-Green Bay account. If you have issues signing in to library resources, please contact us.

We understand it may be difficult to access physical materials at this time. Therefore, you may need to use Interlibrary Loan more than usual. See our Interlibrary Loan guide for information on making requests for electronic materials. We expect a high volume of electronic requests during this period and as a result you may experience a longer wait time than usual. We appreciate your patience as we work to provide research materials.

Archives and Area Research Center

Research Assistance will be provided by email and phone. For student projects dependent upon archival materials, we will attempt to provide remote access within our staffing means. The remote access would take the form of digitizing limited portions of collections. Students must submit specific citations of collection parts they would like digitized. Due to staffing levels we would not have the capability of digitizing entire collections or even entire boxes of collections. Students and faculty members needing remote access to archival collections should contact the Archives Coordinator, Deb Anderson, for more information and to work out a process for obtaining access.