Specialties include children’s literature research library and book examination center for adults. Non-circulating historical, contemporary, multicultural, regional alternative press and reference materials.
College Library offers primary service to undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The library has innovative digital-media and active learning classroom spaces, large computing facilities, a variety of study spaces to meet group and individual needs, a café, and browsing collections serving introductory research needs across all disciplines.
Other specialties include basic and clinical biomedical sciences, neurosciences, biotechnology, history of health sciences, nursing, pharmacy, pharmacology, toxicology, allied health and health administration.
Laptops for check out
Open return Additional Information
All books and media, including UW-System and Interlibrary Loan materials, can be returned to any open return library.
History of Health Sciences and Special Collections
The Wisconsin Historical Society Archives collects, preserves and makes available unpublished records, such as hand-written manuscripts of people and organizations, photographs, sound recordings, maps, records of state and local governments and other original documents. Collection strengths include Wisconsin history and the history of mass communications, social action, and organized labor. The archives is home to the Society's map and atlas collection as well as audio, film, and photographs.
The library contains over 2.3 million items in the field of American history. The collection of nearly 10,000 general-interest newspapers, dating from the 18th – 21st centuries, is the second largest in the country after the Library of Congress. Other specialties include North American and Wisconsin History, genealogy, politics and related subjects, government publications, newspapers, and women’s and ethnic studies.
Access to the Limnology Library is limited to staff and graduate students associated with the Department of Limnology for Summer 2021. Non-circulating materials on fresh water and marine biology, fisheries and lake ecology.
Memorial Library is the principal research facility on campus for the social sciences and humanities. It is also the largest library in the state of Wisconsin with more than 3.5 million volumes. Patrons from all over the world total more than 1 million visits each year. Specialized collections and services at Memorial include an extensive periodicals collections, a large selection of domestic and foreign newspapers, Special Collections, and a computer lab.
Archives and publications from the administrators, faculty, staff and students of the UW-Madison, UW System, and UW-Extension; photographs and memorabilia, manuscripts, oral history, and records management.