UW–Madison Libraries Services during COVID–19

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Call/Text a Librarian

General Assistance: (608) 262-3193
Note: This line is not currently being staffed.  To contact us via phone, use the text number below and send us a text.

Send a text to a Librarian: (608) 729-7886
Texts are responded to in real time during our operating hours

Specific Reference Assistance Phone Numbers

Many of the phone lines listed below are not being staffed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To reach a specific library, go to that library’s web page to see if there are alternative means of contact such as email and/or chat.

American Indian Studies Library (608) 263-0443 Arboretum Research Library (608) 890-1024
Art Library (608) 263-2258 Astronomy Library (608) 262-1320
Business Library (608) 262-5935 CCBC (608) 263-3720
Chemistry Library (608) 262-4423
Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Library (608) 263-4486 College Library (608) 262-3245
Data and Information Services Center (608) 262-0750 Ebling Library (608) 262-2020
Geography Library (608) 262-1706 Geology and Geophysics Library (608) 262-8956
Gender & Women’s Studies Librarian’s Office (608) 263-5754  Historical Society  (608) 264-6535
Gender and Sexuality Campus Center Library (608) 265-3344
iSchool Library (608) 263-2960 Journalism Reading Room (608) 263-3387
Law Library (608) 262-3394 Learning Support Services (608) 262-1678
Limnology Library (608) 262-4439 Math Library (608) 262-3596
Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies (608) 262-7546 Memorial Library (608) 262-3193
MERIT Library (608) 263-4751 Mills Music Library (Charles H.) (608) 263-1884
Physics Library (608) 262-9500 Robinson Map Library (608) 262-1471
Schwerdtfeger Library (608) 262-0987 Social Work Library (608) 263-3283
Special Collections (608) 262-3243 Steenbock Library (608) 262-9635
University Archives and Records Management Services (608) 262-5629 Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research (608) 264-6466
Wisconsin’s Water Library (608) 262-3069 Zoological Museum Research Library (608) 262-3766