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The Model Lending Library

At the MSOE Schroeder Library

A collaborative project of the MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling (CBM), the MSOE Walter Schroeder Library and 3D Molecular Designs (3DMD) that makes many of the physical models produced by the CBM and 3DMD freely available for short-term loan.

Response to Covid-19

The MSOE Lending Library resumed loaning materials beginning September 1, 2020. There are, however, some significant changes to loaning materials due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These changes are to reduce the risk of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Although the MSOE Lending Library is following best practices in virus mitigation, there is no guarantee that library materials will be virus-free and patrons will borrow the materials at their own risk.

Here are the revised parameters for borrowing materials from the MSOE Lending Library:

  1. All requests must be made a minimum of 3 business days prior to when models will ship (or be ready to be picked up). Local borrowers will be provided with additional information about model pick up when they reserve models.
  2. The loan period is two weeks. Shipping time will be included for distance borrowers (one week shipping each way). Distance borrowers should select a start date for their loan one week prior to when they want the models to allow time for shipping.
  3. When using the models, to reduce the risk of virus transmission, borrowers are asked to:
    • Wash/disinfect their hands before using the models, then again after using models.
    • As an additional precaution, particularly if the materials are used with multiple groups of students, borrowers may wish to have students wear gloves when working with the models.
  4. The MSOE Model Lending Library will quarantine all returning models for seven days, then disinfect models before they will be available for loan.

Please note that due to increased time for quarantine and disinfection, models may not be as readily available for classroom use. The MSOE Model Lending Library reserves the right to adjust these policies as the pandemic evolves.

Contact the Lending Library

Library Address

MSOE Walter Schroeder Library
500 E. Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Model Return Shipping Address

MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling
Milwaukee School of Engineering
1000 North Market Street
Milwaukee WI 53202

Contact Information

(414) 277-7180

Loan Parameters and Policies

Loan Period

Due Dates and Loan Extensions

Loan Limitations

Returning Models

Lost Models

Damaged Models

Overdue Models

Feedback and Surveys

Additional Models That Can Be Borrowed

If you find a model in our Model Gallery (coming soon) that is not currently available through the Model Lending Library, please contact the Center for BioMolecular Modeling at CBMLoans@msoe.edu or (414) 277-2824 to inquire about borrowing the model. We are delighted to loan most of these models for educational purposes when they are not needed in our programs!

Models loaned through the MSOE Lending Library are available for purchase through 3D Molecular Designs.