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Services for Community Users

McIntyre Library Services

Anyone is welcome to come into McIntyre Library and use its resources.


Borrowing Materials

Wisconsin residents may obtain a Community User Card at the Circulation Desk upon payment of a $20 fee for a 2-year card and presentation of a form of picture ID. The Community User Cards are nontransferable. Community users may have up to 25 items checked out at a time. Please see Loan Periods. Renewals must be made in person at the library's Circulation Desk. Inter-library loan privileges are not included with community patron cards. 

If McIntyre Library has materials you would like to use but you are unable to come into the library, you may be able to borrow items through the inter-library loan service at your institution's library or your local public library. If you are a student at another UW-campus, you may be able to borrow the item through UW Request. Please check with your library about the availability of these services.

Online Catalog

In addition to using resources within the building, you may search the McIntyre Library online catalog remotely.

Electronic Databases

Anyone is welcome to come into McIntyre Library and use its online databases. You can use McIntyre Library databases by logging on to one of the computers. Public access is available on the bank of computers closest to the east entrance on the first floor.

Remote access to most UW-Eau Claire electronic databases is restricted to UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff due to licensing agreements. You may have access to some of these databases through your public library. If you are a Wisconsin citizen, some of these databases are available to you through BadgerLink, a statewide initiative providing access to thousands of magazine, journal and newspaper articles, government documents and other resources.

If you are a student from another campus and are enrolled in a UW-Eau Claire distance education course, please contact your instructor for login information that will enable you to use UW-Eau Claire databases for the duration of the course.

Students Attending Other Schools

Students attending other UW System schools may borrow materials from McIntyre Library upon presentation of the current ID issued by the school they are attending. Universal borrowing due dates and borrowing eligibility guidelines apply.

If you are a student enrolled at an institution other than UW-Eau Claire, you are encouraged to contact your institution's library first to find out what services and resources are available to you. Because it is McIntyre Library's mission to select and build collections supporting the curriculum and research interests at UW-Eau Claire, we may not necessarily provide access to the kinds of materials you need for courses taken from other institutions.

UW System Campuses

High School Group Visits to McIntyre Library

McIntyre Library welcomes visits from high school groups. The following information will ensure a more productive visit.

High School Visits

High School Honor Students

High school students who have honor cards issued by their high schools may obtain McIntyre Library Community User Cards for the current semester. The $20 fee is waived only for those students attending high schools which have set up a borrowing agreement with McIntyre Library. Students may re-register for the Community User Card each semester as long as their honor cards are valid.

Family Members

Community User Cards, as well as Blugold cards, are nontransferable. They cannot be used by spouses, children, friends, etc. unless the person to whom the card was issued is present.

Spouses, of UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff, and students, with their proper UW-Eau Claire identification card obtained at the Blugold Card Office in Davies Center, may check out materials according to student loan periods. Children of faculty and staff, ages 10-17, may also obtain borrowing privileges by applying at the circulation desk with their parent or guardian.


Please contact the Circulation Department at 715-836-3856 with questions about borrowing materials or obtaining user cards. Contact the Research Center at 715-836-3858 with research-related questions.

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