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 24-hour service, 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.
History of Health Sciences and Special Collections
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.
AV instructional materials in more than 100 languages; English as a Second Language; music, sciences, social sciences and other L&S subjects; live foreign language satellite broadcasts; open access student computer lab with 43 workstations.
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 at Memorial include an extensive Periodicals collections, a large selection of domestic and foreign newspapers, Special Collections, and an InfoLab.
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.