Winter Intersession

December 18, 2020

College Library is closed to the public during winter intersession this year. In an effort to consolidate services, equipment checkout moves to the computer lab at Memorial Library. All of our collections are available through the Pickup by Appointment service and College staff continue to staff the Ask a Librarian chat service.

Because the UW-Madison Libraries have made significant adjustments to hours and services from December 19-January 24, including wide-scale closures during certain periods, you should plan ahead as there may be some delays or changes in our processes during this period. Please visit the Library Locations page for up-to-date information on onsite availability and Library COVID-19 Dashboard for additional information.

Here’s what you need to know about Winter Intersession

Things to note: 

  • Due to some closures, processing requests may be delayed depending on the library
  • Delivery among libraries may slow during the holiday season impacting physical requests
  • Document Delivery may be impacted due to staffing during the holiday season

Reduced / Altered Hours:

December 19-20

December 21-23

  • Ask a Librarian – 9 am – 5 pm
  • Locations – Limited onsite / appointment availability at Memorial Library

December 24-January 3

January 4-24

  • Ask a Librarian – M-F (9am-5pm) / Sat-Sun – No Service
  • Locations – M-F – Limited onsite / appointment availability at Memorial, Steenbock, Business Libraries

In-person Collections Access: 

  • AMP – By request (M-F)
  • Art – 1pm – 4pm (T-R)
  • Gender & Women’s Studies – 9am – 4pm (W)
  • Geology  – By Request (M-F)
  • Music – 1pm – 5pm (T-R)
  • Social Work – By Request (M-F)
  • Special Collections – 1pm – 4pm (T-R)
  • UW Archives – 1pm – 4pm (T-R)

Other Locations:

  • Ebling – 9am – 5pm (M-F) / Closed (Sat-Sun)
  • Law (Law Faculty and Students Only) – 8:30am – 6pm (M-F) / 1pm-5pm (Sat) / Closed (Sun)
  • MERIT – Closed
  • WHS Archives – 9am – 4pm (T-R)
  • WHS Library – 9am – Noon (T-R)

General Information

Library Access – By Appointment Only 

The Libraries continue to support campus research by offering our Library by Appointment services. Faculty, staff, and students must make appointments to enter a library to take advantage of the following services:

Things to Know About Your Visit

  • Facial coverings are required while inside our facilities
  • No food or drinks
  • You must have a Wiscard
  • Hours, services, and availability have changed due to the COVID-19 response