Services for the Community

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 per page, to be paid at front desk.
  • Wireless Access: Connect to 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. Community members can check out a


Material Loan Periods and Overdue Fines


Loan Period

Fine if overdue


28 days with 2 renewals for 28 days each

$.50 per open day


14 days with 1 renewal for 14 days

$1 per open day

DVDs and VHS

14 days with 1 renewal for 14 days

$1 per open day


14 days with 1 renewal for 14 days

$1 per open day


Does not circulate


Lost Items

All items are considered lost and billable after 60 days past due date. There will be a $100 fine in addition to overdue fines for each lost item. Arrangements can be made to replace lost item with an EXACT replacement purchased by the patron.

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?

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.