University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries


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Information about library user services, including:

– Circulation information, policies, and reminders
– Research, reference, liaison and subject specialist assistance
– Library instruction services (workshops/in-class instruction only)
– Information about openings/closings/hours

February 21, 2013

New Library Service: UBorrow

Need a book fast? All UW copies unavailable? Can’t decide whether to recall it or try interlibrary loan? Then it’s time to try Uw-Madison Libraries’ new service, Uborrow. In January, the Library launched a new service called Uborrow, which offers rapid access to books from 13 major research libraries, with combined collections of more than […]

February 7, 2013

DesignLab & Media Studios Open House

DesignLab is hosting an Open House tomorrow, February 8th from 2:30-5pm.  Librarians, faculty, staff and students are invited to stop in any time between 2:30 and 5:00pm for tours of the spaces, opportunities to ask questions and talk with instructors and consultants, and to enjoy conversation (and treats). Last November, we shared an in-depth overview […]

December 12, 2012

Get help with end-of-term projects

Have a question about how to organize or research for an upcoming final paper or new media project? There are special services on campus ready to help you plan out and craft your assignments. The Writing Center has peer tutors available who can work with you one-on-one to craft and develop your written assignments. They […]

December 4, 2012

How to print at campus libraries

At this busy time of year, the last thing you want to worry about is how to print your final papers and projects – where to go, how to pay, who to ask for help, etc. The Libraries created a page dedicated to the ins and outs of Printing and DebitCard use (for printing or […]

November 7, 2012

DesignLab supports students’ work in digital, new media

Students seeking help with digital or new media assignments have a new service available to them this year. Located on the second floor of College Library, DesignLab is in the heart of where many students already spend their time researching, drafting, and revising class assignments. At first glance, DesignLab doesn’t look vastly different from the […]

October 23, 2012

Open Access Week 2012

October 22–26 is Open Access Week, a weeklong “global event, now in its 6th year, promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.” (from the Open Access Week website) What is open access anyway? “Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the […]

October 18, 2012

Study strong all year long with library workshops

We’re well into the fall semester (if you can believe it!)…get ready for final projects and papers well in advance with a library workshop! Upcoming workshop topics include: Strategies and tools for managing your citations How to make the most of Google for your academic research Finding grants and other funding for your education or […]

October 3, 2012

Details of president’s visit to campus on October 4, 2012

Check out the graphic below (via the Daily Cardinal) for information about building closures and access restrictions for tomorrow’s presidential visit.                           Also: If you go: Details on the visit of the president (University News) Building access information for the visit of the […]

September 27, 2012

Lending changes come to UW-Madison Libraries and Wisconsin Library Services

The Wisconsin Library Services (WiLS) currently acts as the lending agent for UW-Madison library materials to other libraries (including those from the Wisconsin Historical Society Library). The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries have been exploring a consolidation of our resource sharing operations for a number of years and beginning July 1, 2013, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries will incorporate lending […]

September 14, 2012

11 surprising things you can check out from a library

We came across this post about interesting or unexpected things you can check out from a library – somewhere. The list includes everything from therapy dogs to toys! Do libraries at UW-Madison check out any of this stuff? Unfortunately therapy dogs aren’t in our collection (although they hang out on campus during finals and #studystrong…). […]

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