About the Somers SSR Library

Borrowing and Circulation

Loan Policies for users of the SSR Library with a valid University of Wisconsin-Madison ID or current borrowing privileges:

Loan Policies Books Journals Reserves Materials Reference Books
Loan Period
  • 28 days for undergraduate students.
  • Semester for graduate students, faculty and staff.
2 hours 2 hours 2 hours
  • 2 renewals for undergraduate students
  • 6 renewals for graduate students, faculty and staff

    Note: Renewals are only allowed if the book has not been recalled by another patron.
2 hours 2 hours 2 hours
Recalled Item You will receive a notice with a new "recall due date." Please return the book by that date. no recall no recall no recall
Fines and Blocks There are no overdue fines for non-reserve books, but you will be billed for the replacement cost of the book if it is not returned by 28 days past its due date. The replacement fee will be waived if the book is returned. Recalled books that are also overdue will automatically cause a block to be placed on your UW-Madison ID. $.01 per minute from time due $2.00/hr $.01 per minute from time due

For a complete explanation of the university libraries loan policies, please visit the main library page.

Return of library materials

The library participates in the Open Return system on campus. It is perfectly acceptable (and encouraged) for patrons to return books at the SSR Library. All books from other campus libraries will be routed back to the correct library. NOTE: Madison Public Library books CAN NOT be returned at the SSR Library.

Renewal and recall procedures

Patrons can renew or request library materials via the online catalog or at the Library's Circulation Desk. For assistance please call (608) 262-6195. For online assistance go to: renewing library materials, or requesting library materials (for items currently checked out to another patron). Please note that reserve materials cannot be recalled.

A Note About Laptop Fines

The laptops are owned by DoIT. DoIT mandates a $20 per day overdue fine for late returned laptops. This fine must be paid before checking out a new laptop. For more information about laptop policies, visit the laptop lending policy page.