In order to maximize the availability of study space and materials for members of the Marquette community, as well as to ensure that only approved Marquette users have access to the facility, the following is the access policy for the Raynor Memorial Libraries:
Marquette students, faculty, staff and administrators must present a valid Marquette ID to enter the turnstiles and are not allowed to “swipe” in other users. Individuals having problems with access through the turnstile should see the Library representative at the visitor registration counter.
Unless otherwise noted, library hours for guests and limited research pass holders are: *
Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Noon - 5:00 PM
Noon - 10:00 PM
* Hours may vary during holidays, breaks, and summer sessions.
Guests accompanied by a valid Marquette ID holder will be admitted to the library after submitting a valid photo ID, which must be left at the registration counter. Guests will be issued a guest pass that they must carry on them at all times. The Marquette “host” is responsible for the actions of their guests while inside the library and must be with them for the duration of their visit.
Marquette Alumni must show an alumni card and photo ID for entrance. Alumni without a valid Marquette alumni card can have their alumni status verified at the visitor registration counter. Alumni are eligible for on-site access to library resources and limited borrowing privileges (see MUCONNECT.for further information). The alumni card allows access to more than 3500 journals through the University's partnership with EBSCOhost via
Members of the public with a demonstrated and continuing research need can apply for a library card that will allow on-site access to library resources and limited borrowing privileges (see Courtesy Card Borrowing Privileges for further information). This card does not allow for off-campus access to online databases. The cost for the pass is $50/year, plus $5 for a Marquette photo ID. The research pass is valid for one year, at which time the patron must reapply. For further information and the online application form, please see Application for Annual Visitor Pass.
Individuals with a limited, yet demonstrated research need, can request a one-day guest pass. This pass will be issued only after the potential user demonstrates a clear research need, submits a valid photo ID that must be left at the counter, and pays a $5.00 fee. Guests will be issued a guest pass that they must carry on them at all times. The pass must be turned into library staff to retrieve their ID and will be good for that day only. The university reserves the right to deny the application of any requestor, and access privileges can be revoked by the university at any time.
Individuals interested in viewing the display of Tolkien materials must provide a valid photo ID that will be kept at Raynor's visitor registration counter. A library staff member will escort all non-campus visitors to and from the Department of Special Collections. Due to limited hours and staffing, appointments are encouraged and access will be granted only when staff time permits.
A Marquette tour guide or host must present a valid Marquette ID and provide the receptionist at the library registration counter with the number of people on the tour. Access for such tours is limited to the public areas of the library.
Members of the public attending conferences and public events will be provided identification badges that must be worn at all times.
Marquette University Libraries, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have developed (CAP) Cooperative Access Program for scholars to obtain local access to needed resources.
Faculty and staff with a current photo ID from member colleges or universities of WAICU have onsite access to Raynor Library's print and electronic resources. For additional information, call (414) 288-7555.
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There is no access for members of the general public.
There will be ongoing review of these policies and changes will be communicated accordingly.
Below are the street and mailing addresses:
Raynor Memorial Libraries
1355 W. Wisconsin Ave
PHONE: (414) 288-7556 (Information Desk)
Raynor Memorial Libraries
P.O. Box 3141
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3141