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Computer Lab Reservations

Make an appointment to use a Macintosh or Windows computer in the Memorial Library Computer Lab which has been setup to support individual work in an environment that follows campus and CDC guidelines for physical distancing.

Appointments available

  • Appointments are limited to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students.
  • Appointments are available Monday – Friday, 9 am – noon and 1 – 5 pm, although arrival times are staggered.
  • Please arrive promptly for your scheduled appointment time to help reduce congestion in the library entrance.
  • Morning appointments end at noon. Afternoon appointments end at 5:00 pm.

Services description

  • Multiple Windows and Mac workstations are available for reservation, as well one Mac scanner workstation and one Windows workstation on a height-adjustable table. Color and black & white printing is available from the workstations.
  • Seating capacity is reduced significantly and seats are arranged to ensure compliance with campus and CDC physical distancing guidelines. Please sit only in spaces that are marked as available for use.
  • Computer keyboards, mice, and table tops are disinfected prior to each appointment block. Please wash your hands before and after your computer lab appointment.
  • Each person entering the library will need their own reservation.

How to schedule an appointment for the Memorial Library Computer Lab

Go here to start an appointment request.

  1. Select the Memorial Library Computer Lab.
  2. Review the service description before making a reservation.
  3. Select a date and time to enter the library.
  4. Answer all questions on the form.
  5. Submit your appointment.

You will receive an email message confirming your appointment that includes library specific information and instructions.

Please don’t come to the library without an appointment. We must ensure we are meeting physical distancing guidelines, and are working carefully to ensure scheduled times allow for minimal contact for all involved.

It is important to note that we will have limited staff available onsite so not all services are supported. This appointment is for the use of a computer desktop only. This appointment does not provide access to Memorial’s collections or other study spaces.

If you have questions, you can contact the Memorial Library Computer Lab at 608-265-5326 or Ask a Librarian.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a limit to how long I can stay in the computer lab? expand_more

Although arrival times are staggered, you can stay until the end of the appointment time (noon or 5 pm) at which time the library will close to the public and you will have to leave.

Do I need to check out when I leave? expand_more

Yes. This helps us ensure that we are appropriately controlling the number of people in the building. Accurate information about length-of-stay may allow us to adjust future appointments such that more people can take advantage of this service.

Can I change my appointment time? expand_more

Yes, although you need to contact the computer lab at 608-265-5326 or Ask a Librarian.

When will other computer labs be opening? expand_more

Over the next few weeks, we hope to expand this service to allow for other locations to participate. Check back on this page to get updates.