Memorial Library Card Catalog Room

For generations UW-Madison students relied on the card catalog, the original “Google,” to find what they needed. Now a wall of the card catalog drawers is being saved for posterity.

A limited number of drawers in 224 Memorial Library are available for you to add your name, personal message, or name of a loved one.

Your gift of $1,000 will help renovate Library spaces for the next generation of Badgers. As a thank you, we will add a name or message of your choosing to a drawer in the card catalog room. Reserve yours today, before they’re all checked out!

Each drawer offers up to three lines of text, 22 characters per line limit. Along with your personalized message, you’ll be able to choose Bucky, the UW Crest, “In Honor Of,” or “In Memory Of” for the left side of your drawer pull.


Want to learn more?

Visit our Card Catalog Drawer FAQ page!

How to reserve your Card Catalog Drawer

There are two ways you can reserve your drawer:

  1. By Mail: Print this pledge form and mail it to the University of Wisconsin Foundation with your $1,000 gift or your 3-year pledge ($334, $333, $333).
  2. Online: Click here to fill out an online form and complete your $1,000 online gift to the Foundation.

Other naming opportunities for study carrels, rooms, and group study spaces are also available. For more information contact Nancy Graff Schultz.