Food Policy

Food and Beverages are allowed in the library with the following exceptions:

  • All drinks must be in containers that can be closed. (No cans of soda or coffee mugs without closable tops.)
  • No open beverages while working on the computers.
  • No hot food.

Please clean up your wrappers, leftovers, etc. when leaving the library. Privileges will be rescinded if messes become a problem.

Reserve Collection

This collection, located behind the Circulation Desk, includes books, articles, and/or audio and video tapes for short-term reading or viewing as assigned by faculty. Since many students need to access a limited number of copies or materials, fines for overdue items are heavy: 2-hr. loans: $1 per hour, per item; 1-7 day loans: $5 per day, per item.


Books circulate for 3 weeks, periodicals for 1 week. CDs, DVDs, and VHS also circulate for one week. Fines for overdue materials are assessed at 0.25 per day. Renewals are generally permitted and encouraged as necessary.

Interlibrary Loan

Materials not held by the Miller Memorial Library may be borrowed from other University of Wisconsin libraries through interloan. Materials usually arrive within one week, and circulate for the same length of time as do local materials. Please ask if you need any help placing a request.

Laptop Rental

The library has five laptops available for 2-hour or overnight rental. Students must present either campus ID or driver's license, sign a form acknowledging what items were received, and are responsible for reading and understanding the Circulation Policy. As with other library materials, late return fees will be placed on the student's PRISM account as necessary. It is strongly suggested that students provide a portable medium such as a flash drive on which to store their files as the hard drives are cleared when the laptop is shut down.