Alumni Guide to the Libraries: Borrowing Materials

This guide provides information to Marquette University Alumni on Library services and resources.

Alumni ID Card

Alumni Card holders have borrowing privileges, but must come in with their Alumni Card, and have a library record created (takes about 5 minutes). Alumni Cards are given to all graduates of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Replacement cards and questions about Alumni status can be made by contacting or visiting in-person:

Marquette University - Alumni Engagement and Outreach
4th floor Zilber Hall
1250 W. Wisconsin Ave 
Milwaukee, WI 53233 
288- 7441 or 800-344-7544

A valid Marquette Alumni Card must be presented to check out library material. Each borrower is responsible for all material borrowed on his/her Alumni Card. Privileges are NOT transferrable and the Alumni Card holder must be present for books to be checked out. Report lost or stolen IDs immediately to the Circulation Desk. You must maintain a current address and phone number with the Raynor library.

Loans, Renewals, and Overdue Procedures

Loan periods:

Books are loaned to alumni for four weeks (28 days). Only 10 items may be checked out on a Alumni Card.
Items may be recalled from Alumni Card holders. Alumni may not recall items.

AVM collection (DVD/Video) - 5 day loan-no renewal

Browsing collection - 3 week loan-no renewal

Ciszek collection - 3 week loan -no renewal

Manresa collection- 3 week loan -no renewal

Children’s collection - 3 week loan

Reference collection - 1 week loan unless noted as Library Use Only


Books may be renewed for an additional four weeks starting seven days before the due date. One renewal is permitted. Alumni Card renewals can be made in-person at the Circulation Desk or by phone at (414) 288-7555.

Overdue procedures:
  1. An overdue notice is sent as a courtesy on the first day after the due date. Borrowing privileges are suspended at this point until the material is returned or renewed.
  2. A 2nd notice is sent 10 days after the due date detailing the charges that will be incurred if the material is not returned or renewed within ten days.
  3. Material not returned or renewed within 3 weeks of the due date is considered lost. A bill for the replacement cost of the material plus a $15.00 billing fee is issued. The replacement cost of the book will be credited if the material is returned within four months of the due date. Bills and credits for lost library material are processed at the Raynor Circulation Desk.
  4. All overdue notices are sent as a courtesy and non-receipt of notices does not exempt the borrower from overdue penalties.

Services Not Available to Alumni

Below are the library services that Alumni Card holders cannot use:

  • Journals and magazines cannot be checked out.
  • No recalls of books that are checked out
  • No requests to pull books from the shelves for pickup at the Circulation Desk.
  • No Interlibrary Loan requests.
  • No InfoPass requests