Library Administration

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries – an incredible aggregation of resources, services, learnings spaces, and extensive staff expertise – all here for you!

The UW-Madison Libraries together make up Wisconsin’s world class public research university library system. We offer convenient access to print materials; e-books, databases, multi-platform access to thousands of electronic journals 24/7, and article and book delivery from libraries around the world. Our special collections  as well as locally created digital resources support the teaching, research, and learning mission of UW-Madison.

The UW-Madison Libraries staff provide exceptional information services. Our staff will respond to your reference questions in-person, chat, email, or phone, with invaluable expertise that will enhance your understanding and ability to use the resources we offer.

Our campus libraries also offer a variety of study spaces. You will find quiet study areas, collaborative and group work areas, as well as spaces designed to meet the many technological and research needs of our campus community. From the multi-functional, state-of-the-art Wisconsin Collaboratory for Enhanced Learning (WisCEL) spaces or DesignLab in College Library and the Graduate Room in Memorial Library, to the Business Learning Commons and the BioCommons in Steenbock Library, our libraries are designed to accommodate all learning styles and needs.

The mission of the UW-Madison Libraries is to support excellence in teaching, research, and learning by providing resources, services, and spaces that ensure the success of our students, faculty, and staff. The UW-Madison Libraries are an essential partner to advancing the Wisconsin Idea, and engaging in local, state, national, and global collaborations and initiatives.

We invite you to visit us! Come discover why the UW–Madison Libraries are the heart of this great university.

On Wisconsin!

Lisa R. Carter

Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian