Open for Course Reserves & Print/Scan

September 14, 2020

The announcement from Chancellor Blank that UW-Madison is moving to all-remote instruction, effective September 10, has affected College Library’s service model and, indeed, all library operations

As the chancellor noted in her statement, all in-person study spaces, including those at University Libraries are to be closed. University Libraries have reverted to operations similar to this past summer, supporting the research mission of the university. 

However, unlike this summer, College Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. daily from Sept. 14 through Sept. 25 for access to course reserve materials. This service is walk-up and doesn’t require an appointment, although masks and a valid Wiscard are required for entry.

In response to numerous requests, the Libraries are also offering print/scan appointments at College Library. Patrons with appointments should check in at the front desk where they will be directed to use the printers in the library’s 1st Floor center. The appointments are 15 minutes each, from 1 to 5 p.m. daily, with three people per appointment slot, and are available every day of the week through September 25.

Books may be returned to College’s book drop, but laptop checkout and return has moved to Memorial Library. Patrons may collect a laptop for a two-week loan from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m. at 728 State Street. Check online to ensure that inventory is available.

The Libraries continue to work closely with campus throughout the restart process. The health and safety of all is our priority as we continue to find solutions for ongoing library operations that support the continuation of instruction and research. Please visit for the most up-to-date information.