The Libraries continue to work closely with campus as it develops its operational plans for a gradual and phased reopening. 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 continue to visit this page for the most up-to-date information. Updates will also be posted on Twitter and Facebook.
See all Library by Appointment services on one page, along with all libraries and hours.
In-Person Collection Access • Make a library appointment at AMP, Art, Business, Geology, Memorial, Music, Social Work, Steenbock, or Wisconsin Historical Society Library, to examining materials shelved in library stacks. You can check out items from circulating collections at the circulation desk.
In-Person Access to UW Archives, Special Collections, and Wisconsin Historical Society Archives Reading Rooms • Make an appointment to examine materials shelved in their reading rooms. All materials are in-library use only.
Pickup by Appointment • Items from AMP, Art, Business, College, Geology, Law, Memorial, Middleton Shelving Facility, Music, Science Libraries Shelving Facility, Social Work, Steenbock, Verona Shelving Facility, and Wisconsin Historical Society can be put on hold, and then an appointment can be made to pick up the materials at Memorial Library. Appointments available 1 – 5 p.m. weekdays.
Print / Scan • Make an appointment for a brief visit to the library for the primary purpose of black & white printing, scanning, or photocopying materials.
Computer Lab • Available at College starting Saturday; Memorial starting Monday • Make an appointment to use a designated computer in a library computer lab, including access to printing and scanners.
One-Person Study Rooms • Available starting Monday • Individual study rooms available for reservation at College and Memorial Libraries. Rooms are set up to support one person working alone.
Study Space • Available at College starting Saturday; Memorial starting Monday • Reserve a seat in a shared library space that has been set up for individual study and in accordance with campus physical distance guidelines.
Virtual Learning Rooms • Not available at this time • Reserve a seat in an on-campus shared space to participate in, and complete coursework for, remote courses.
Please see our Accessibility page if you are unable to access our libraries physically due to health reasons, or if you are unable to wear a face covering.
Our library staff are available to provide research support or answer questions by text, chat, and email. Click on the Ask button at the top of any library web page, or go to our help page.
Librarians can support your teaching in all modalities. These services includes online library instruction options, customized research guides, and embedded services in Canvas. Expertise and support for electronic curricular content and course reserves is also available.
If you only need some chapters or specific pages from a book, you can place a request using our Interlibrary Loan service. Log in to your account, choose the option to Request an Article, and fill out the form with the book chapter’s information as best you can.
Laptops are available for checkout for two weeks on weekdays from 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 5 p.m., and weekends from 1 – 5 p.m.