Borrowing from the Walter Schroeder Library

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    Borrowing Materials

    Current faculty, staff, and students can borrow materials from the Walter Schroeder Library with a valid MSOE ID.  MSOE alumni may borrow materials with a Special Borrower's Card (see the Alumni Services Page for information on obtaining a card).

    Loan Policies

    Loan Periods
    Item Limits and Restrictions
    General Circulating Collection

    Undergraduates- 3 weeks

    Graduates- 40 days

    Faculty and Staff- 80 days

    Alumni- 3 weeks

    Undergraduates- up to 20 Items

    Graduates- up to 50 Items

    Faculty and Staff- up to 50 Items

    Alumni- up to 5 Items

    There are some exceptions to these limits, please see a librarian for more details.

    Reserve Materials4 hours to 5 days4-Hour Reserve Items must be used in-house.
    Entertainment DVDs1 weekup to 5 DVDs
    AV Items1 weekup to 5 AV items
    Equipment (Chargers, Calculators, Etc.)4 HoursEquipment check-outs are library use only, but if you need to check out an item for a class please speak with a librarian.
    Magazines, Journals, NewspapersLibrary Use OnlyFaculty and Staff may check out periodicals for up to 3 days.
    Reference CollectionLibrary Use Only
    MicroformsLibrary Use Only


    Library items can be returned to the Circulation Desk in the library during regular library hours.  After hours, there is a return box located to the right of the Library Building's Main Entrance.

    Renewals and Recalls

    General Collection materials can be renewed up to two times if they have not been requested by another person in the meantime.  You can renew library materials over the phone by calling (414) 277-7180, or in person at the circulation desk.  You may also renew items online by checking your account in the library catalog.  Select the My Account tab and enter the number beneath the barcode on your MSOE ID.

    Library items may be recalled at any time.  If an item you have on loan is recalled, you will be notified and will be expected to return the item promptly.

    Overdue Items and Fines

    • The fine for items from the General Collection is $.25 a day.  There is no fine for the first 3 days an item is overdue.  Beginning on the 4th day, there will be a $1.00 fine plus $.25 each day thereafter.
    • The fine for Entertainment DVDs and Audiovisual Items is $1.00 per day, with no grace period.
    • The fine for Reserve books and equipment returned late is $1.00 per day, with no grace period.

    Overdue materials that are not returned are considered lost by you and you will be billed by Student Accounts for the cost of the item's replacement, a processing fee, and the overdue fine.

    If you have any questions about borrowing items from MSOE's library please email us or call us at (414) 277-7180.