Borrowing privileges: Home

About Borrowing

Privileges are determined by user status. Click on your status on the navigation bar to the left for details. If you have any questions about your status, please contact the Circulation Desk at (414) 288-7555.


General Borrowing Information

Book Returns

  • Return library material as soon as you are finished with it.
  • Books may be returned to the Circulation Desk at Raynor Library.
  • A book return located to the left of the North entrance to Raynor is open for after-hours returns.

Damaged or Lost Materials

  • Borrowers are responsible for all material checked out on their ID. Point out noticeable damage prior to checking out any material.
  • Bills for lost, damaged, or destroyed material may include the cost of the repair, the replacement of the material and/or any applicable fine.
  • Mutilation of library material is a serious offense punishable under Wisconsin statute 943.61. The University will prosecute in cases of purposeful theft or damage.

Library Fines and Bills

  • Library material not returned in a timely manner will be declared lost.
  • Bills for lost books include the replacement cost of the book plus a non-refundable $15.00 per book billing fee.
  • All bills are payable at the Raynor Circulation Desk.

How many holds and/or recalls you may have depends on your status within the university (e.g. student or faculty).  Please click on the links to the left for more information (for your specific user status).


The Infopass system supports cooperative borrowing of library material at most libraries within the greater Milwaukee community. Staff at the Information Desk can provide a form that allows borrowing for Marquette students. The following rules apply:

  • The needed material CANNOT be held in the Marquette collection.
  • A maximum of three items may be obtained on one Infopass.
  • The Infopass must be completed at Marquette PRIOR to going to the holding library. Information Desk staff can help determine the location and availability of needed material.
  • The lending library may impose daily fines for overdue Infopass material. Pay attention to the loan rules when obtaining material via the Infopass system. Marquette has agreed to bill delinquent borrowers for non-returned Infopass material.
  • Questions? Please contact the Information Desk at (414) 288-7556 or by email.

Cooperative Access Program (CAP)

Marquette University Libraries, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have developed a Cooperative Access Program (CAP) for scholars to obtain local access to needed resources.