Visitor Policy (Revised 7/2021)

Effective September 7, 2021, the library has resumed permitting visitors into its facilities, in accordance with the definitions and guidelines on this page and with Marquette University policies.

Visitors are REQUIRED to:

  1. Complete a COVID questionnaire at the visitor window before entrance
  2. Wear a mask while anywhere in the building
  3. Wear their visitor pass at all times
  4. Comply with visitor hours 

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 visitor access policy for the Raynor Memorial Libraries:

MARQUETTE STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS

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.

VISITOR HOURS

Unless otherwise noted, visitor hours are:

Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Noon - 5:00 PM
Sunday Noon - 9:00 PM

* Hours may vary during holidays, breaks, and summer sessions.

GUESTS OF MARQUETTE STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS

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. If the ID presented is a WI driver’s license, a copy will be made and held at the registration counter.  Guests will be issued a pass that they must have with them at all times. The pass must be returned to library staff to retrieve their ID and will be good for that day only. 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.

NOTE: Visitor hours apply.

MARQUETTE ALUMNI

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 Alumni Card Borrowing Privileges for further information). Off-campus access to online databases is not available due to licensing restrictions.

NOTE: Visitor hours apply.

ANNUAL VISITOR PASS

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. This card does not allow for off-campus access to online databases. The cost for the pass is $50/year, plus the $10 cost of the Marquette photo ID. This card does not allow for off-campus access to online databases due to licensing restrictions. The research pass is valid for one year, at which time the patron must reapply.

Applicants must submit an Application Form, meet with a librarian, and present a letter on official letterhead signed by a faculty member or corporate officer supporting the applicant's research needs or provide other evidence of scholarly activity at the scheduled meeting. Compliance with the University's Acceptable Use Policy is required.

NOTE: Visitor hours apply.

LIMITED RESEARCH PASS

Individuals with a limited, yet demonstrated research need, can request a one-day guest pass for $5. (PLEASE NOTE: We can accept only cash or checks.) This pass will be issued only after the potential user meets with a librarian and demonstrates a clear research need that can’t be met by other local libraries such as UWM or MPL. A valid photo ID must be left at the counter. If the ID presented is a WI driver’s license, a copy will be made and held at the registration counter. Guests will be issued a pass that they must carry with them at all times. The pass must be returned to 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.

NOTE: Visitor hours apply.

FUNDING INFORMATION CENTER

The Funding Information Center provides access to information on private foundations and philanthropy in the United States and is available to the fund-seeking public and those doing research on private foundations, philanthropy, nonprofit organization and management, volunteerism, fundraising, grantmaking, and letter and proposal writing. Visit the center's homepage for more information, including hours of operation.

NOTE: Visitor hours apply.

DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE J.R.R. TOLKIEN DISPLAY

Visitors wishing to conduct research in the Special Collections and University Archives must make an appointment. To arrange an appointment for research or to speak with an archivist, contact the Special Collections and University Archives. Visitors who are not conducting research are welcome to view current exhibits weekdays from 9 AM – 4:30 PM.

ADMISSIONS AND OTHER TOURS

Marquette tour guides regularly bring tour groups to the library. Access for such tours is limited to the public areas of the library.

CONFERENCES AND PUBLIC EVENTS

Members of the public attending conferences and public events will be provided identification badges by event organizers which must be worn at all times.

A COVID questionnaire must be completed at the event registration table before entering the building. Masks must be worn at all times while in the building.

COOPERATIVE ACCESS PROGRAM (CAP)

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. Further questions? Call the Circulation Desk at (414) 288-7555.

NOTE: Visitor hours apply.

WAICU (Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities)

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.

List of WAICU members

NOTE: Visitor hours apply.

GENERAL PUBLIC ACCESS

There is no access for members of the general public.

There will be ongoing review of these policies and changes will be communicated accordingly.

Directions & Parking Information

Raynor Memorial Libraries is building number 20 on the campus map. View directions and parking information.

Street Address:
Raynor Memorial Libraries
1355 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
PHONE: (414) 288-7556 (Information Desk)

Mailing Address:
Raynor Memorial Libraries
P.O. Box 3141
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3141