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Spring 2021 Updates at Kohler Art Library

Access and Hours

  • Operating hours beginning January 25, 2021:  MondayFriday, 1:00 – 4:00pm by appointment.
    • Starting February 1, access to all in-person library services except Pickup by Appointment will require a green “Building Access Granted” status in your Safer Badger app.
    • Appointments are required.
    • Face masks or face coverings are required to enter the facility. In addition, we request that you practice physical distancing of six feet apart. Those unable to wear a mask can take advantage of our remote services.
    • Food and drink are not allowed in the library.
    • Public parking is available at the City of Madison State Street campus ramp (entrances on Lake Street and Frances Street) and in the University Square parking ramp, entrance on Lake Street. See the Downtown Madison parking webpage for more information.
    • Public Transportation: East-bound City of Madison buses stop at the corner of Johnson and Park Streets, one block to the south of the museum. West-bound buses stop on University Avenue at University and Lake. The UW–Madison campus bus stops on Park Street just north of University Avenue. Bus schedules can be found at City of Madison Metro Transit.

Library by Appointment Services

  • In-Person Collection Access
    • Visit the Kohler Art Library stacks and check out items at the Circulation Desk. Requires a Wiscard.
    • Special collection items may be requested for viewing during our Library by Appointment hours. These items include material from the Artists’ Book Collection and any of our restricted access areas.
    • Appointments available Monday–Friday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
  • You can also put items from our collection on hold in the catalog and schedule an appointment to pick them up at Memorial or Steenbock Library. Anyone with a borrowing card may use Pickup by Appointment.