Library Administration

Greetings from Ed Van Gemert, Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian!

ed van gemertI want to welcome you to the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries! The UW Libraries are a wealth of resources, staff expertise, services, and learning spaces.

The Libraries manage the 11th largest research collection in North America. We provide convenient access to print materials; 24/7, multi-platform access to thousands of electronic journals, e-books, and databases; article and book delivery from libraries around the world; special collections of rare books and manuscripts; and locally created digital resources to support teaching, research, and learning.

Library staff provide exceptional and modern information services. Our information professionals will respond to your reference questions in-person, chat, email, or phone. Their expertise is invaluable and they will greatly enhance your understanding of our resources.

Campus libraries offer a variety of study spaces designed to accommodate all learning styles. I invite you to discover your favorite location. You will find study areas for quiet or group work, as well as spaces designed to meet your technological and research needs. For example, the Wisconsin Collaboratory for Enhanced Learning (WisCEL) spaces in College Library and Wendt Commons are multi-function spaces with state of the art technologies.

The mission of the UW-Madison Libraries is to support excellence in teaching, research and learning by providing resources, services and spaces that help to ensure the success of our students, faculty, and staff. We are also committed as a library system to supporting the Wisconsin Idea, and engaging in local, state, national, and global initiatives.

Please take the opportunity to visit our libraries and discover for yourself why we think the UW–Madison Libraries are the heart of this great university.

On Wisconsin!
Ed Van Gemert
Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian

4/2013