Accessibility at Kohler Art Library

This page contains accessibility information specific to Kohler Art Library. For general accessibility information about all UW-Madison Libraries, see Accessibility.

Contact Information

For accessibility questions for this building, please use our Ask a Librarian service. If you need a resource or accommodation that is not listed on this page, please email

Accessing the Library


  • Note: There is currently ongoing construction on the exterior of the Elvehjem building which can impact building entrances unexpectedly. Follow the signs for “Elvehjem Building Accessible Entrance.” If you have any concerns about accessibility, please email or call the Art Library during open hours: 608-263-2258.
  • Enter and exit the library through the ground floor doors on the north side of the Elvehjem Building.
    • There is a ramp that leads up to the exterior doors on the north side of the Elvehjem building.
    • All exterior doors to the Elvehjem Building and Chazen Museum of Art have accessible power-assist doors, however the interior entrance and exit doors for the Kohler Art Library are manually operated doors.
  • Please check the Chazen Museum of Art’s Accessibility page for additional information.
  • Campus accessible entrance list

Parking & Transportation

Parking sign outside the Chazen Museum of Art: Reserved, UW Disabled Permit Required, Mon-Fri 7am-4:30pm. State issued Disabled Permit required all other times.
  • A driveway located on University Avenue provides a safe, curb-free area for loading and unloading directly in front of the Chazen Museum of Art. During normal business hours, there is one accessible parking stall available for use with a State of WI DOT disabled parking permit, and four UW Disabled Permit parking stalls, which require a special UW Disabled Permit (see Transportation Services site for more info). All five disabled permit parking stalls are available to park in after 4:30 p.m., and all day Saturday and Sunday with a WI DOT disabled parking permit. Contact visitor services at 608-262-9677 or email for more information.
  • Please check the Chazen Museum of Art’s Accessibility page for additional information.
  • Campus accessible parking stall list and map

Interior Space Accessibility

Reservable Study Rooms and Spaces

The Libraries have many reservable study spaces. Click here to make a reservation. To ask about using Room 110, our instruction space, email

Quiet Spaces

The Kohler Art Library is a quiet study space, but due to the location of our public service desk, not a silent space.


Restrooms are located on the lower level or second floor of the Chazen Museum of Art within the Elvehjem building. The Elvehjem building’s elevator is on the north side of the building, next to the library entrance.


Accessing Materials and Services

Several shelving locations in the Art Library are staff-only, and are noted in the catalog.  Ask at the Circulation Desk for material to be retrieved from these areas.