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  • March 27th, 2019

    Browse thousands of books at unbelievably low prices!  This, the largest used book sale in Wisconsin, offers more than 15,000 items covering almost any subject.  In addition to a wide […]

  • January 23rd, 2019

    Honor African American History Month with this unique program sponsored by the Friends of UW-Madison Libraries: FREE EVENT – PUBLIC & STUDENTS WELCOME! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 CHAZEN MUSEUM OF ART […]

  • September 12th, 2018

    The Friends’ annual Schewe Lecture, in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival, is pleased to announce 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Fraser— editor of the Library of America edition of […]

  • August 7th, 2018

    The Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is pleased to offer grants intended to offset expenses for out-of-town scholars wishing to utilize the rich resources held by the UW-Madison […]

  • April 23rd, 2018

    The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten illuminated Bible of its scale in over 500 years. On April 27th at 2:00 PM, the Department of Special Collections at the University of […]

  • January 8th, 2018

    The Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is pleased to offer several one month residential grants intended to offset expenses for out-of-town scholars wishing more deeply utilize the rich […]

  • November 17th, 2017

    “The war not only encouraged self-sacrifice, but it also brought out the bullies, the super patriots, the true believers who found it easier to persecute those with whom they disagreed […]

  • November 1st, 2017

    The scene is a bustling one: people come from all over the region to snap up bargains, discover new treasures, and stumble upon long-forgotten but much-loved volumes that stir fond […]

  • October 11th, 2017

    Take one UW-Madison philosophy professor, add an illustrator with a penchant for “comic art,” shake vigorously, and the result is Heretics! The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy.  Steven […]

  • August 30th, 2017

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 28, 2017.  The Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries is pleased to host author and former UW-Madison faculty member, Tim Tyson, as the speaker for […]

  • October 12th, 2016

    An Oct. 21 talk, Flux: Water in Art and Science, will explore how water—acting simultaneously as a biological, ecological, social, political and aesthetic phenomenon—informs and inspires pursuits in the humanities […]

  • September 13th, 2016

    Join the Friends at the Wisconsin Book Festival! During this fall’s Festival weekend we will be sponsoring four events that will be presented as part of the Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin. These […]

  • August 22nd, 2016

    Kelsey Anna Sorenson Library & Information Studies MA Program First off, thank you so much to Friends of the Library for funding my week at Rare Book School. I wouldn’t have been […]

  • July 14th, 2016

    By Kevin Chovanec While visiting Madison in May, I was excited and pleased to work in Memorial Library and begin revising my dissertation with the impressive collection of Dutch literary […]

  • July 14th, 2016

    Cartonera Special Collection, Memorial Library Elizabeth Gray During my research visit, I spent a week studying the cartonera special collection at the Memorial Library. My work with the cartonera collection was […]