Here is something everyone should know about a library:


It is up to you (the borrower) to return your borrowed library items on time.


When you borrow something from any library, you enter into an agreement that says you get to use items freely as long as you bring them back in good shape and on time. It is your responsibility  to mark your calendar, leave yourself a note, or pick another way to remember when they must be returned.


Actions you can take if you want to know when your item is due:

1) Check the Date Due slip on the borrowed material.

2) Go online to the library catalog and in the My Account tab, enter in the long 292... number that shows up under the bar code on your MSOE ID. There you can view all the items you have checked out and when they're due back.

3) Call us at 414-277-7180.

4) Stop by and ask at the main desk.


For books we allow up to two renewals if you'd like to extend your time with the resource. However, you may not renew if another person has placed a hold on the item in question. Renewals must take place on or before the due date.


For your convenience, we have a drop box available 24/7 that is located at the front of the Library building so our items can be returned at any time - even if the library is closed and the building is all locked up.


As motivation to play by the rules and keep resource access fair, the Walter Schroeder Library, like most other libraries, does charge late fees. Late fines are $0.25/book and $1.00/AV, DVD, Reserve items, and any 4-hour checkouts (calculators, power cords, etc). Please note that whether or not you feel the item would be used/desired by others does not enter into the equation.


Basically, all we ask is that you honor the agreement - return our items on time and in the same condition as borrowed.