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Resources for Retirees & Emeriti: Using Murphy Library

Use of the Library

All retirees are invited to use Murphy Library.

EMERITI

If you are an emeritus faculty/staff member from UWL and you live out of state, you can still access our research databases. Use the "Log into Search@UW" instructions below. If that does not work, please email Circulation Services at cirser@uwlax.edu. You will need to verify your identity with your name and the username that you tried.

To get started (if you live locally):

  1. Visit the Campus ID Office (Student Union Rm. 1131) to get your Emeritus ID card. Make sure it says "Emeritus" and shows your ID number on it. If you got your ID card before November 2018, it may not have your 9-digit ID on the front. You don't have to replace it, but it would helpful for you to write your number on the front so you have it later.
  2. Bring your Emeritus ID to the Circulation Desk in Murphy Library.
  3. Fill out an Emeritus Patron Registration form.
  4. Access Services staff will get your account set up.

Emeriti do not get active NetIDs and cannot log onto the general computers, but we do have four computers available for public use (see below).

RETIREES

If you are a retiree but not emeritus, you have most of the same privileges. Please bring your driver's license to the Circulation Desk in Murphy Library. This borrower account will allow you to check out materials from Murphy Library and use InterLibrary Loan.

Logging In

TO REVIEW & RENEW ITEMS OR TO REQUEST MATERIALS FROM OTHER LIBRARIES

Log into your library account

Username: your 9-digit ID number
Password: your birth month and day followed by @UWL (example: 0326@UWL)

TO MAKE OR CHECK ON INTERLIBRARY LOAN REQUESTS

Log into ILLiad

Username:your 9-digit ID number (add zeroes to the beginning if it's shorter than 9 digits)
Password: your last name, all lowercase

TO ACCESS DATABASES & E-BOOKS (Emeriti Only)

Find a database or e-book that you want and click on it. You will get a login prompt.

Username: your old NetID (either first initial last name (jsmith) or last.first (smith.john), as it was when you retired)
Password: your birth month and day followed by @UWL (example: 0326@UWL)

Visit the Murphy Library Home Page and click on "My Accounts" to log into any of these.

Essential Resources

Retirees have access to the following Murphy Library resources:

  • Public Access Computers
  • Borrowing of Physical Materials
  • Interlibrary Loan

In addition, emeriti have access to library databases and e-resources from off campus.

Library Computers

Four computers are available for community members and emeriti to use. A self-service sign-in station is available that will assign you a temporary username and password. These may be printed out to help you log onto one of the public computers easily.

Library Materials

Retirees may check out library materials as follows:

  • Books for 1 semester with 4 renewals
  • DVDs for 14 days with 2 renewals

Getting Help

Reference librarians are available during open reference desk hours to help with any information questions or needs.

Contact librarians using:

Chat: Chat with Librarian (opens a chat dialog box)

Email: Use our Ask-a-Librarian form

Call: 608-785-8508

Visit: Stop by the reference desk on the library's first floor for in-person help.