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Community Access to Library Computers

Community members and guests to the campus may use our online resources for research and educational purposes at designated computers in the library. A librarian will log you onto a computer.

  • UW Colleges Computing Usage Guidelines: "The use of computing and networking resources is primarily for purposes related to the University's mission of education, research, and public service."UW-Baraboo/Sauk County students and faculty doing class work and research always have first priority for computer use.
  • Non-students are generally limited to a maximum of one hour. This policy is strictly enforced when others are waiting.
  • Printing is 10-cents per page paid at front desk.
  • For personal computer use (such as extended email sessions, game playing, chatting, personal business transactions, please contact your local public library.
  • Wireless Access -The UW-Baraboo/Sauk County library does have a wireless network. You will need to access the BRBGuest network and then open an internet browser to accept the network terms of use.

Community Borrowing

Area residents are welcome to use the UW Baraboo/Sauk County Library. Not only are you welcome to research, browse and use materials here, but you also have CIRCULATION PRIVILEGES! You may check out all circulating materials for the standard loan periods. (Please consult the Library Circulation Policies for community members.)

How do you get a "library card" in order to check out items?

Upon presentation of a driver's license or other valid Wisconsin I.D. showing current address, individuals who are 18 years or older may register for a free borrower card. We will take your name, I.D. number, address and phone number to enter into our patron database. We will have you sign a borrower card and laminate it for you. Upon subsequent visits, simply present your borrower card in order to check out additional items.

What else should you know about the library privileges?

The standard loan periods and fine policies apply to community borrowers. Please become familiar with the policies. (Please consult the Library Circulation Policies for community members.)

To renew a loan (one time per item), please stop by or call the library at 608-355-5251.

We are able to offer interlibrary loan services between the 13 2-year UW Colleges campuses. However we are not able to offer interlibrary loan (ILL) services beyond this to community borrowers. Our ILL services are limited to current UW-Baraboo/Sauk County students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain ILL services at your local public library, which has access to all the same materials via ILL that we do.

Library staff members are here to assist, please ask.

Guidelines for Library Computer Use

UW Colleges Computing Usage Guidelines: "The use of computing and networking resources is primarily for purposes related to the University's mission of education, research, and public service." UW-Baraboo/Sauk County students and faculty doing class work and research always have first priority for computer use

Individuals currently not enrolled at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County or collaborative degree students are welcome to use the library computers, but they must adhere to all established usage policies. These individuals may be asked to vacate a computer at any time, as necessary, in order to make equipment or software available for UW-araboo/Sauk County or collaborative degree students. (See Community Access to Library Computers Policy)

For personal computer use (such as game playing, chatting, personal business transactions), please contact your local public library.

Students and non-students should respectfully limit their use of the computers for non-course related internet "surfing", extended email sessions, and other personal or "entertainment" activities, particularly during times of heavy demand for the computers. Anybody engaging in these activities may be asked to vacate a computer at any time, as necessary, in order to make equipment or software available for students who need to complete course assignments.

Users may not download, install, remove, or alter software or configuration of the computers in any way. This includes downloading/installation of browser plugins, instant messenger clients, etc. Non-students are referred to off-campus resources in order to accomplish any functions that cannot be completed with the software presently installed on the campus computers.

Individuals who do not comply with these guidelines will, at a minimum, be asked to leave the computers and/or library. Repeated failure to follow the guidelines will, at a minimum, result in loss of computer and/or library privileges.

Wireless Access - The UW-Baraboo/Sauk County library does have a wireless network. You need to select the BRBGuest network and then open an internet browser to accept the terms of use.