Select a Library

  • American Indian Studies Library

    American Indian Studies Library

    Specialties include films, music, periodicals and books relating to Native American Indian culture.

    Features

    • Open return

    Subjects

    • Cultural, Gender & Group Studies
    1155 Observatory Dr.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-263-0443
    aisp@library.wisc.edu
    10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Arboretum Research Library

    Arboretum Research Library

    Subjects

    • Life Sciences
    1207 Seminole Highway
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-890-1024
    info@uwarboretum.org
    9:30am - 11:00am
  • Art Library

    Art Library

    Specialties include art, architecture, design, decorative arts, graphics arts, photography, and artists' books.

    Features

    • Debit card purchase
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners

    Subjects

    • Arts & Music
    • Humanities
    800 University Ave.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-263-2258
    askart@library.wisc.edu
    8:00am - 9:45pm
  • Astronomy Library

    Astronomy Library

    Specialties include astronomy and astrophysics.

    Features

    • Open return

    Subjects

    • Physical Sciences
    475 N. Charter St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-1320
    astrolib@library.wisc.edu
    10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Business Library

    Business Library

    Specialties include accounting, business, finance, marketing, management, real estate and insurance.

    Features

    • Color laser printer
    • Computer lab
    • Debit card purchase
    • Laptops for checkout
    • Microform printer
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners
    • Study rooms

    Subjects

    • Business & Economics
    • Professional/Occupational
    • Social Sciences
    975 University Ave.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-5935
    askbusiness@library.wisc.edu
    7:30am - 11:00pm
  • CCBC

    CCBC

    Specialties include children’s literature research library and book examination center for adults. Non-circulating historical, contemporary, multicultural, regional alternative press and reference materials.

    Subjects

    • Education & Learning
    • Literature & Languages
    225 N. Mills Street
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-263-3720
    ccbcinfo@education.wisc.edu
    9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Chemistry Library

    Chemistry Library

    Specialties include analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry.

    Features

    • Debit card purchase
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners

    Subjects

    • Physical Sciences
    1101 University Ave.
    Rm 2361
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-2942
    askchem@library.wisc.edu
    8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Library

    Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Library

    Features

    • Laptops for checkout

    Subjects

    • Cultural, Gender & Group Studies
    1155 Observatory Dr.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-263-4486
    chicla@mailplus.wisc.edu
    8:30am - 4:30pm
  • College Library

    College Library

    College Library offers primary service to undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The library has 24-hour service, innovative digital-media and active learning classroom spaces, large computing facilities, a variety of study spaces to meet group and individual needs, a café, and browsing collections serving introductory research needs across all disciplines.

    Features

    • AV equipment for checkout
    • Café
    • Color laser printer
    • Computer lab
    • Debit card purchase
    • Laptops for checkout
    • Lockers
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners
    • Poster printer
    • Study rooms
    • Vending area

    Subjects

    • Cultural, Gender & Group Studies
    • Humanities
    • Literature & Languages
    • Undergraduate
    600 N. Park St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-3245
    helenc@library.wisc.edu
    Open 24 hours
  • Data and Information Services Center

    Data and Information Services Center

    Reference service and archive for social science numeric data sets.

    Subjects

    • Social Sciences
    1180 Observatory Dr.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-0750
    disc@mailplus.wisc.edu
    8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Ebling Library

    Ebling Library

    Other specialties include basic and clinical biomedical sciences, neurosciences, biotechnology, history of health sciences, nursing, pharmacy, pharmacology, toxicology, allied health and health administration.

    Features

    • Color copier
    • Color laser printer
    • Computer lab
    • Debit card purchase
    • Fax machine
    • Laptops for checkout
    • Microform printer
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners
    • Study rooms

    Subjects

    • Archives & Special Collections
    • Health & Medicine
    • Life Sciences
    • Professional/Occupational
    750 Highland Ave.
    Madison WI 53705
    Website
    608-262-2020
    askebling@library.wisc.edu
    7:30am - 11:15pm
  • Gender and Women's Studies Librarian's Office

    Gender and Women's Studies Librarian's Office

    Subjects

    • Cultural, Gender & Group Studies
    728 State St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-263-5754
    wiswsl@library.wisc.edu
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Geography Library

    Geography Library

    Specialties include geography, cartography and GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

    Features

    • Color laser printer
    • Computer lab
    • Debit card purchase
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners

    Subjects

    • Physical Sciences
    • Social Sciences
    550 N. Park St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-1706
    geoglib@library.wisc.edu
    9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Geology and Geophysics Library

    Geology and Geophysics Library

    Specialties include geology, geophysics and oceanography.

    Features

    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners
    • Study rooms

    Subjects

    • Physical Sciences
    1215 W. Dayton St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-8956
    geolib@library.wisc.edu
    8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Historical Society

    Historical Society

    The library contains over 2.3 million items in the field of American history. The collection of nearly 10,000 general-interest newspapers, dating from the 18th – 21st centuries, is the second largest in the country after the Library of Congress. Other specialties include North American and Wisconsin History, genealogy, politics and related subjects, government publications, newspapers, and women’s and ethnic studies.

    Features

    • Debit card purchase
    • Microform printer
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners
    • Study rooms

    Subjects

    • Archives & Special Collections
    • History
    • Humanities
    • Law & Government
    • Social Sciences
    816 State St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-264-6535
    asklibrary@wisconsinhistory.org
    8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Innovation Center Library

    Innovation Center Library

    510 Charmany Drive
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-441-8000
    ashrestha@wisc.edu
  • Journalism Reading Room

    Journalism Reading Room

    Specialties include journalism, mass communications, mass communications law, advertising, public relations and photojournalism.

    Features

    • Laptops for checkout
    • Open return
    • Study rooms

    Subjects

    • Professional/Occupational
    • Social Sciences
    821 University Ave.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-263-3387
    jrrlib@library.wisc.edu
    11:00am - 8:00pm
  • Law Library

    Law Library

    Specialties include U.S., Wisconsin, foreign and international law; criminal justice.

    Features

    • Café
    • Debit card purchase
    • Microform printer
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners
    • Vending area

    Subjects

    • Law & Government
    • Professional/Occupational
    • Social Sciences
    975 Bascom Mall
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-1128
    asklawref@law.wisc.edu
    8:00am - 11:55pm
  • Learning Support Services

    Learning Support Services

    AV instructional materials in more than 100 languages; English as a Second Language; music, sciences, social sciences and other L&S subjects; live foreign language satellite broadcasts; open access student computer lab with 43 workstations.

    Features

    • Color laser printer
    • Computer lab
    • Laptops for checkout
    • Photocopiers/Scanners
    • Study rooms

    Subjects

    • Education & Learning
    • Literature & Languages
    1220 Linden Dr.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-1408
    lssinfo@lss.wisc.edu
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • LGBT Campus Center

    LGBT Campus Center

    Features

    • Open return

    Subjects

    • Cultural, Gender & Group Studies
    716 Langdon St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-265-3344
    uwlgbtcc@gmail.com
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Library and Information Studies Library

    Library and Information Studies Library

    Specialties include library and information science and children’s literature.

    Features

    • Debit card purchase
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners

    Subjects

    • Education & Learning
    • Literature & Languages
    • Professional/Occupational
    • Social Sciences
    600 N. Park St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-263-2960
    slislib@library.wisc.edu
    8:30am - 8:30pm
  • Limnology Library

    Limnology Library

    Non-circulating materials on fresh water and marine biology, fisheries and lake ecology.

    Subjects

    • Life Sciences
    680 N. Park St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-4439
    limlib@mailplus.wisc.edu
    8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Math Library

    Math Library

    Specialties include pure and applied mathematics, some statistics and computer science.

    Features

    • Debit card purchase
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners

    Subjects

    • Engineering & Mathematics
    • Physical Sciences
    480 Lincoln Dr.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-3596
    mathlib@library.wisc.edu
    8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies

    Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies

    Specialties include German-American and reference materials.

    Subjects

    • Cultural, Gender & Group Studies
    432 East Campus Mall
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-7546
    kkurdylo@wisc.edu
    9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Memorial Library

    Memorial Library

    Memorial Library is the principal research facility on campus for the social sciences and humanities. It is also the largest library in the state of Wisconsin with more than 3.5 million volumes. Patrons from all over the world total more than 1 million visits each year. Specialized collections at Memorial include an extensive Periodicals collections, a large selection of domestic and foreign newspapers, Special Collections, and an InfoLab.

    Features

    • Color copier
    • Color laser printer
    • Computer lab
    • Debit card purchase
    • Laptops for checkout
    • Lockers
    • Microform printer
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners
    • Study rooms
    • Vending area

    Subjects

    • Cultural, Gender & Group Studies
    • History
    • Humanities
    • Law & Government
    • Literature & Languages
    • Philosophy & Religion
    • Social Sciences
    728 State St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-3193
    askmemorial@library.wisc.edu
    8:00am - 11:45pm
  • MERIT Library

    MERIT Library

    Specialties include teacher education, instruction and children’s print and non-print materials. The library also has a computer lab and media.

    Features

    • AV equipment for checkout
    • Color laser printer
    • Computer lab
    • Debit card purchase
    • Laptops for checkout
    • Microform printer
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners
    • Poster printer

    Subjects

    • Education & Learning
    • Professional/Occupational
    • Social Sciences
    225 N. Mills St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-263-4750
    askmerit@education.wisc.edu
    8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Mills Music Library

    Mills Music Library

    Other specialties include music books and journals, scores, recordings and videocassettes.

    Features

    • Microform printer
    • Open return

    Subjects

    • Arts & Music
    • Humanities
    • Life Sciences
    • Physical Sciences
    728 State St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-263-1884
    askmusic@library.wisc.edu
    8:30am - 9:00pm
  • Physics Library

    Physics Library

    Specialties include all areas of physics, including nuclear, atomic, molecular, high energy, condensed matter, mathematical, plasma and some astrophysics.

    Features

    • Debit card purchase
    • Microform printer
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners

    Subjects

    • Physical Sciences
    Chamberlin Hall
    1150 University Ave.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-9500
    physlib@library.wisc.edu
    8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Robinson Map Library

    Robinson Map Library

    Specialties include maps and aerial photography, geography, cartography and GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

    Features

    • Color laser printer
    • Photocopiers/Scanners

    Subjects

    • Social Sciences
    550 N. Park St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-1471
    askmap@library.wisc.edu
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Ruth Ketterer Harris Library

    Ruth Ketterer Harris Library

    Open during the academic year only. Other specialties include non-circulating materials on textiles, fiber arts, costume and design.

    Subjects

    • Arts & Music
    • Humanities
    1300 Linden Dr.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-1162
    eanapp@wisc.edu
    2:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Schwerdtfeger Library

    Schwerdtfeger Library

    Features

    • Microform printer
    • Open return

    Subjects

    • Life Sciences
    • Physical Sciences
    1225 W. Dayton St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-0987
    library@ssec.wisc.edu
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Silver Buckle Press

    Silver Buckle Press

    Room 236
    728 State Street
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-263-4929
    sbp@library.wisc.edu
    8:00am - 5:00pm More Info
  • Social Science Reference Library

    Social Science Reference Library

    Specialties include industrial relations, economics, sociology and anthropology.

    Features

    • Color laser printer
    • Laptops for checkout
    • Microform printer
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners
    • Study rooms

    Subjects

    • Business & Economics
    • Social Sciences
    1180 Observatory Dr.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-6195
    ssrlib@library.wisc.edu
    8:45am - 7:00pm
  • Social Work Library

    Social Work Library

    Specialties include social work, aging, family problems, child abuse, disabilities, mental health, minorities and substance abuse.

    Features

    • AV equipment for checkout
    • Debit card purchase
    • Laptops for checkout
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners
    • Study rooms

    Subjects

    • Cultural, Gender & Group Studies
    • Health & Medicine
    1350 University Ave.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-263-3283
    socworklib@library.wisc.edu
    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Special Collections

    Special Collections

    Rare books, manuscripts, printed ephemera, other special collections and exhibits.

    Features

    • Microform printer
    • Photocopiers/Scanners

    Subjects

    • Archives & Special Collections
    • History
    728 State St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-3243
    askspecial@library.wisc.edu
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Steenbock Library

    Steenbock Library

    Other specialties include fashion, textile arts and sciences, and interior design. Agriculture, life sciences, natural resources, and veterinary medicine.

    Features

    • Color laser printer
    • Computer lab
    • Debit card purchase
    • Laptops for checkout
    • Microform printer
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners
    • Study rooms
    • Vending area

    Subjects

    • Agriculture
    • Health & Medicine
    • Humanities
    • Life Sciences
    • Professional/Occupational
    550 Babcock Dr.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-1371
    asksteenbock@library.wisc.edu
    8:00am - 1:00am
  • University Archives and Records Management Services

    University Archives and Records Management Services

    Archives and publications from the administrators, faculty, staff and students of the UW-Madison, UW System, and UW-Extension; photographs and memorabilia, manuscripts, oral history, and records management.

    Features

    • Microform printer

    Subjects

    • Archives & Special Collections
    • History
    550 Babcock Dr.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-5629
    uwarchiv@library.wisc.edu
    8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Veterinary Medicine Reading Room

    Veterinary Medicine Reading Room

    Subjects

    • Health & Medicine
    • Life Sciences
    2015 Linden Dr.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-9635
    asksteenbock@library.wisc.edu
    Closed
  • Wendt Commons Library

    Wendt Commons Library

    Specialties include engineering, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, statistics and computer sciences. Special Collections include U.S. patents and a Technical Reports Center. It also houses a 30-workstation InfoLab and offers a number of library instructional programs.

    Features

    • Computer lab
    • Debit card purchase
    • Laptops for checkout
    • Microform printer
    • Open return
    • Photocopiers/Scanners
    • Study rooms
    • Vending area

    Subjects

    • Engineering & Mathematics
    • Physical Sciences
    • Professional/Occupational
    215 N. Randall Ave.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-3493
    askwendt@engr.wisc.edu
    7:30am - 1:00am
  • Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research

    Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research

    Other specialties include manuscripts, stills and clippings. Film viewing by advance appointment only.

    Subjects

    • Arts & Music
    • Humanities
    • Life Sciences
    816 State St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-264-6466
    askmovies@wisconsinhistory.org
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wisconsin's Water Library

    Wisconsin's Water Library

    Water resources with an emphasis on Wisconsin and the Great Lakes.

    Features

    • Open return

    Subjects

    • Life Sciences
    1975 Willow Dr.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-3069
    askwater@aqua.wisc.edu
    9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Zoological Museum Research Library

    Zoological Museum Research Library

    Subjects

    • Life Sciences
    250 N Mills St.
    Madison WI 53706
    Website
    608-262-3766
    uwzm@mailplus.wisc.edu
    8:30am - 4:30pm (closed Noon - 1:00pm)