UWM Faculty/Staff Library Privileges
at Other Libraries

Milwaukee Area Libraries

Cooperative Access Program (CAP) – faculty and staff at UWM have borrowing privileges at Marquette University and at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) libraries through CAP. Faculty wishing to borrow items from Marquette must present a current UWM ID to Marquette Circulation Desk staff. A voucher will be issued to obtain a borrowing card that can be purchased for $5 in Marquette's student union. If visiting MCW, simply present your current UWM ID to staff at those libraries to receive your borrowing card. Please see Circulation staff to obtain a brochure with complete information on this program or Cooperative Access Program. If you have further questions, please contact Circulation staff at (414) 229-4132 or libcirc@uwm.edu.

InfoPass - Over 100 libraries belong to the Library Council of Southeastern Wisconsin and participate in the InfoPass program. When an item is not owned by our library, an InfoPass allows the user to go to any of the council libraries and check out up to three items with the pass and your UWM ID. There is no limit to the number of passes a user may obtain in a year though passes may only be issued one at a time. The passes are available from the UWM Libraries Ask a Librarian Desk and may be used by UWM faculty, staff and students. For more information, please contact the Ask a Librarian Desk at (414) 229-4659 or Ask a Librarian.

Wisconsin Libraries

University of Wisconsin System Libraries – all UWM faculty, staff and students have in-person borrowing privileges at all UW campus libraries throughout the state. Privileges differ from campus to campus but in all cases a UWM ID is required as proof of employment or enrollment before privileges are granted. UWM Faculty, Staff, and students may request material from other UW Libraries directly through the Online Catalog.  Please see the UWM Libraries Ask a Librarian Desk for further details about UW System Borrowing.

Wisconsin Historical Society Library – the Wisconsin Historical Society Library is located on the UW-Madison campus. A UW-Madison borrowing card issued to UWM faculty, staff and students is needed to borrow materials. This card may be obtained at the UW-Madison Memorial Library by showing your UWM ID card.

Research Libraries Outside of Wisconsin

Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program – the UWM Libraries participate in an academic library reciprocal use/borrowing arrangement with over 200 other libraries throughout the United States and Canada. This program includes both public and private academic libraries, many major university libraries in the Chicago area and the Big Ten university libraries. To see which libraries are included, click here. To learn more about the privileges they will grant or to obtain a card for those privileges, please contact Leigh Dorsey, InterLibrary Loan Librarian at (414)229-3938 or ladorsey@uwm.edu.

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