Borrow and renew books, videos and more from Rincker Memorial Library

We welcome Concordia University Wisconsin students, faculty, and staff to borrow items from the Rincker Memorial Library. It’s quick and easy to access the materials you need. Below are frequently asked questions to help you. Be sure to check us out soon!

Who can borrow?

  • Current CUW students, faculty and staff.
  • CUW alumni with an alumni ID and current patron record.
  • SWITCH consortium members with valid patron records from their home library.
  • Local area community members with CUW courtesy card.
Library Patron Account and Access

Current faculty, staff, and students need a library account to check out materials. If you need help with your library account, please contact the CUW Library at 262-243-4430.

How long may I keep library items that I have borrowed?

  • Students and alumni: CUW Library books can be borrowed for 28 days
  • Faculty and staff: CUW Library books can be borrowed for 180 days
  • CDs and DVDs can be borrowed for one month
  • CUW Reserves can be borrowed for 2 hours, 24 hours, 3 days, or 7 days
  • Reference items and journals may not be checked out
  • SWITCH materials are loaned at the discretion of the owning library 

How can I renew my books?

Easily renew your books online through your library account in TOPCAT. You can also renew your items by calling or emailing the library, or by bring your items to the library in person.

Please note: SWITCH items may be renewed once.  

Are there fines for overdue items?

Overdue item notices are sent via email. The library offers a 10-day grace period during which you may renew the books online. If you have not renewed or returned the items after this grace period, you will be charged for the full replacement cost of any overdue items.