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UW Madison Libraries Policy

UW Madison Courtesy Cards

A reciprocal agreement between Edgewood College and the UW Madison allows Edgewood students, staff, and faculty to use and borrow from the collections at the UW Madison libraries. Eligibility applies only to:

  • Students enrolled in degree credit classes
  • Current faculty and staff

See the UW Madison Libraries Courtesy Card Holders page for a full description of card holder privileges.

Students: How to Apply

  • Fill out the UW Community Borrowing Card application.
  • Get a proof of affiliation letter at the Edgewood Library.
  • Wait for an email from UW Libraries that your card is ready (usually within 3 business days).
  • Go to the Memorial Library to pick up your card. You will need:
    1. A current driver's license, state I.D., or passport.
    2. Proof of affiliation letter from Edgewood College

Faculty/Staff: How to Apply

Courtesy Cards for an Entire Class

Faculty interested in obtaining UW Courtesy Cards for their entire class are required to inform the Oscar Rennebohm Library at least ONE week in advance of their visit.  Each student should follow the above procedure for obtaining their courtesy cards, giving UW Madison libraries at least three business days to process their cards. Students will get an email when their cards are ready to be picked up at the Memorial Library.

UW Madison Class Tours

Faculty interested in bringing their classes to tour UW are required to submit the date/time of visit and number of students to Julie Wendt ( or 608-663-3301) one week prior to visit. We will forward the information to the UW Circulation Supervisor. Faculty must meet their students at the front desk to be processed in.

If you are scheduling a tour of a specific area faculty will also need to contact that department to set up the tour.

If there are any questions, please contact Nathan Dowd, Library Director: (608) 663-2837 or email.

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