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Services for Visitors

During the current public health crisis, visitors are allowed in the UW-Green Bay Libraries if they are on specific library or University business.  This includes access to our print government documents collection. This is in accordance with the UWGB Interim Building Hours and Access Policy effective September 1 (OP-15-17-1-c). It says “Access to any University buildings will be limited to faculty, staff and students of the UW Green Bay.  Members of the general public may come to campus to transact University business only upon invitation or appointment.  Members of the public shall not be permitted access to common spaces or other general campus services.”  All visitors must comply with the Phoenix Forward Return to Campus Plan.

Borrowing Cards 

If you are interested in checking out materials, we have a variety of visitor cards to select from based on your situation. Most visitors qualify for a NEW ERA borrowing card.

NEW ERA (Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance) 

Persons 18 years or older residing in Wisconsin 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. 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.

Acceptable proofs of address include:

  • State issued photo ID with current name and address listed
  • Posted mail with your current name
  • Utility Bill
  • Lease or other housing Agreement
  • Voter Registration Card
  • College Enrollment Papers
  • A check with your printed name and address
  • Bank Statement
  • 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). If you do not qualify for this card, please check out other categories for eligibility.

NEWIL (Northeast Wisconsin Intertype Libraries) 

Northeast Wisconsin Intertype Libraries (NEWIL) is a consortium of libraries serving Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, and Shawano counties. NEWIL libraries can issue courtesy cards to their users which enables them to check out materials from other member libraries. This is a single purpose card to be used once. This card must be presented to Library staff when you wish to check out materials. Many area public and school libraries are members of NEWIL. To find out if your library or school is part of the NEWIL consortium visit the NEWIL members webpage.

UW Students, Faculty, or Staff 

If you work at or attend another UW campus, you may check out materials at our libraries using your UW ID. You may also use the Get It service through Search@UW to request UW-Green Bay items to be delivered to your home UW library for your use.


For more information about printing, see Printers, Copiers & Technology.