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Our library contains over 32,000 books, 74 periodical subscriptions, over 1,700 videotapes and DVD's, as well as records and a growing number of music CD's. We also subscribe to four daily newspapers and four weeklies. Our library catalog (http://collib.wisconsin.edu/ ) can be accessed from any computer with internet capability and provides an instant link to the holdings of our library as well as the libraries of the other 12 UW Colleges campuses and the 13 four-year universities.
The UW Colleges Libraries also subscribe to many electronic resources and databases, most offer full-text articles. These databases are also available for students off-campus via our proxy server. Please talk to a librarian if you have any questions about using these resources.
Our friendly library staff is on hand during regular library hours to answer your questions, to help you get started on your research, and to show you how all our electronic databases work. We are also available by phone at 608.355.5251 and via email. We may also be available to provide reference assistance via instant messaging: IM us at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Borrowing Materials From Other Libraries
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) enables students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials not owned by UW-Baraboo/Sauk County. Before making a request always check the UW Colleges Online Library Catalog to see if we already own the item. Note that all correspondence, from the ILL office, will be sent to your official UW Colleges email account.
To Borrow Items From Another UW System Campus
From a UW Colleges campus The library catalog (http://collib.wisconsin.edu/) contains the library records of all 13 UW Colleges Libraries. If you would like to borrow an item from another two-year campus,open the item record and click the "Place Requests" button on the top navigation bar. You will be prompted to enter your student ID number and last name. Make sure to select the campus where you would like to pick up the item. You should soon receive an email confiming your request. The item will usually arrive at our campus in 2-5 days. Stop by the front desk with your student ID to check it out.
From a UW Four-Year Campus click on the "More Libraries" button from any search screen in the library catalog, select "All UW System/Universal Borrowing Libraries" and run your search. Follow the same procedure as above to place a request.
To Borrow from Outside the UW System/Traditional Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)
ILLiad is a system you can use to request Inter-Library Loan items, including journal articles, that are not available at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County or in the UW System. ILLiad also allows you to track and renew your requests online (click on the ILLiad link to get started). The amount of time it takes to receive materials from other libraries varies. The majority of requests are filled within one to two weeks. ILL materials may be picked up at the library front desk. Journal articles are delivered electronically to UW colleges email, and may be viewed, printed or downloaded. There is no charge for this service. We do our best to fill all ILL requests, but some items may not be available depending on the owning library's policies.
UW-B/SC faculty have all of the same services as sudents, as well as:
Library Instruction for your classes
Librarians are available to collaborate and assist with assignment design and instruction on research strategies. First Year Seminar students receive a basic introduction to the library. After completing this session, students will be ready for more focused instruction. Click here for a sample of the instruction modules. Because instruction sessions are tailored to your course and class assignment, we recommend one week's notice for preparation of each session.
Faculty & Staff Research
While our collection supports freshman/sophomore level research, we provide support for faculty research through interlibrary loan. As part of the UW Colleges and UW System, you have access to a wide range of comprehensive databases (Lexis-Nexis, MLA, Web of Science...to name a few). Many of these databases offer full-text articles and can support advanced research. The complete list of databases, arranged alphabetically is available at: http://www.uwc.edu/library/e-resources/
Reserves and eReserves
You may put items on reserve in the library for your students to use. This can include copies of old exams, articles, books, videos or anything else. Typically, items on reserve are used in the library or checked out for a short period of time. We can also help you prepare material (scan articles), for use in D2L, or host articles in our eReserves system.
Please let us know if there are materials you would like the library to consider for purchase in support of your classes.
Library Course Pages (LCPs)http://library.uwc.edu/lcp/finder.asp?id=BRB%20
Community patrons are also welcome to use the resources available in our library. We can issue a Community Borrower card that allows items to be checked out for up to four weeks for books, one week for other materials. Our electronic resources are only available for onsite use.
The library staff is available during regular library hours to answer your questions, to help you get started on your research, and to show you how all our electronic databases work. We are also available by phone at 608.355.5251 and via e-mail.
We do not offer interlibrary loan services to our community users at this time. Please check with your local public library for this service.