For the Community

You don't have to be a student or faculty to use the library! Members of the community are encouraged to visit us and make use of our resources.

Borrowing Library Materials

Community members may register for a Community Borrowing account at the Circulation Desk. A borrowing account allows members of the community to check out materials from the UW-Marshfield/Wood County Library. Librarians are available to help you navigate Search@UW and find the materials. Please remember to bring some form of ID so that we can make your library card.

Accessing Electronic Resources

Any electronic resources and online databases licensed by the UW-Colleges Libraries may be accessed by members of the community in the library only. Off-campus access is not allowed.

Community members are encouraged to use Badgerlink, a free resource providing access to a number of online databases to any Wisconsin public library card holder. Visit the UW-Marshfield/Wood County Library or your local public library to find out more.


Members of the Marshfield-area community are welcome to use the public access computers located in the library. Community members may not use any other computer labs on campus, unless they are attending a function such as one sponsored by Continuing Education, where use of computers is part of course requirements. The library provides computer access in accordance with these University of Wisconsin Colleges policies: Regents Information Technology Policy and UW Colleges Appropriate Use Policy.

The library's computer lab is also open to the public as long as there are no classes booked. Community members wishing to use our computers should ask a member of the library staff to sign onto a computer. Computer access is unlimited as long as there are enough computers for student use. In case of need, the student will take priority over community members.

The Library does not provide services or supervision for children. As an institution of higher learning, we do not use internet filtering software on our computers. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


Community members wishing to print should ask a member of library staff for assistance. All public prints are .25 each and must be paid for in cash at the circulation desk. The scanning of materials is free to a valid email account. Ask at the circulation desk for details.