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Library FAQs

Library FAQs

This guide has answers to some of our frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn't addressed on this guide or are looking for further assistance please contact us. Send us an email or call us at (414) 277-7180.

General Library Questions


When is the library open?
View the Library Calendar to see the library's hours.

Where is the library located?
The library is located at 500 East Kilbourn in the southeast quadrant of MSOE’s campus, on the corner of Kilbourn and Jackson, across from Cathedral Square Park.

How do I find a book in the library?
Search by Keyword, Author, Title, etc. in the Library Catalog. The Circulating Collection, the Paperback Collection, and the Entertainment/Popular Book Collection are located on the first floor. Books in the Reference Collection are located on the second floor.

How do I find electronic books?
View the e-Book Database List or limit your search to Coll: EBOOK in the Library Catalog.

How do I find articles?
Use the Library Research Site, the A-Z Database List, or the Subject Guides to find resources for locating articles and databases.

How long can I check out library materials?

  • General Collection
    Undergraduate Students – 3 weeks (with up to 2 renewals)
    Graduate Students – 40 days (with up to 2 renewals)
  • Audiovisual Collection– 7 days
  • Entertainment DVDs – 7 days
  • Reference materials and periodicals are not available for checkout