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).
|Material ||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 Materials||4 hours to 5 days||4-Hour Reserve Items must be used in-house.|
|Entertainment DVDs||1 week||up to 5 DVDs|
|AV Items||1 week||up to 5 AV items|
|Equipment (Chargers, Calculators, Etc.)||4 Hours||Equipment 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, Newspapers||Library Use Only||Faculty and Staff may check out periodicals for up to 3 days.|
|Reference Collection||Library Use Only|
|Microforms||Library 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.