Emeritus Access to Murphy Library Resources

Emeriti have access to the following Murphy Library Resources:

  • Public Access Computers
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Borrowing of Physical materials
  • Licensed databases and online journals

The First Step

Contact Access Services staff at the library circulation desk with adequate ID demonstrating emeritus status to receive login credentials and a community borrower card.

Public Access Computers

Four computers are available for the community members/emeriti to use. A self-service sign-in station is used to sign into these computers.

Borrowing Physical Materials

You will be issued a community borrower card when you visit the Circulation Desk. Emereiti may check out books for 28 days with 1 renewal and multimedia for 3 days with 1 renewal.

Login to Accounts

Emeriti can check their Search@UW (library catalog) or their Interlibrary Loan account by clicking on the My Account button on the library home page.

Search@UW (Library Catalog)

Why use it:

To identify materials in Murphy Library and UW System libraries
To request delivery of items from other UW System libraries using the Resource Sharing service
To access your library account to renew items, view checkouts, and due dates.

How to get to it:

Use the search box on the library home page

How to sign in:

  1. From the library home page, select the My Accounts icon. Or from within Search@UW, find the link in the top menu bar to "sign in" to your Search@UW account.
  2. Use the Community User Sign in link and sign in with the credentials provided by Access Services.

Interlibrary Loan

Why use it:

To get books, articles, etc. that are not in the UW System. 

Note: use Search@UW (see above) first to discover if items are in the UW System and request them. If not in the UW System. use Interlibrary Loan, which goes beyond the UW System.

How to get it:

Use the My Account button on the library home page

How to sign in:

  1. Select: Log in to your Interlibrary Loan account with your ID number
  2. Sign with the credentials provided by Access Services staff


Licensed database and online journals

Why use them:

To find and access articles, statistics, and other scholarly, trade, and popular information.

How to get them:

Most online library resources are available from off campus. You must connect to them from a Murphy Library web page to gain access.

How to sign in:

  1. When you select a database or online journal, you will be asked for your credentials.
  2. Sign in withe the credentials provided by the Access Services staff
  3. After you sign into one resource, you can access other without signing in again. This will usually be in effect until you close your browser or time out due to inactivity.



Keywords:emeritus,emeriti,access,murphy,library,borrow,loan   Doc ID:69869
Owner:Jim J.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2017-01-10 13:46 CDTUpdated:2019-04-26 09:22 CDT
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