Memorial Library supports study and teaching at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Central to our mission are the vast collections we develop, the expertise we provide, and the excellent services we offer. We welcome the larger community of researchers and the general public to visit. Please also review the University of Wisconsin – Madison Libraries’ commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
To enter Memorial Library, patrons must produce a valid UW-Madison Wiscard, University of Wisconsin System ID card, Community Borrowing card, or Visitor’s Pass. Please visit our Access page for further details.
Please show your Wiscard or UW System ID card to the staff member at the Welcome Desk.
Visitors may obtain a day pass at the Welcome Desk once every 7 days with valid identification. Visitors requiring more frequent access should apply for a Community Borrowing Card or an Extended Day Pass.
Memorial Library offers a range of services for individuals with disabilities.
Before you arrive, search the Library Catalog and review Memorial Library collections to ensure the resources you are interested in are held at Memorial Library and available. See our How to Use the Catalog page for guidance, or contact Memorial staff with questions. If an item(s) you want to use is located at one of our shelving facilities, request that it be delivered to Memorial using the Shelving Facility Request form prior to your visit.
Visitors requiring borrowing privileges and frequent access to Memorial should apply for a Community Borrowing Card. The Community Borrowing Card is an annual pass that allows visitors to borrow materials from any campus library, and to request that campus materials be delivered to the library of their choice. Researchers wanting to use Memorial Library resources onsite over a period of days or weeks may apply for an Extended Day Pass.
Visit the Circulation & Information Desk or Reference Desk to have your questions answered. You may pick up your borrowing card, check out materials, and have materials retrieved from closed collections at the Circulation & Information Desk.
Computers for public use are available in several locations. Learn more about what we have and how to get wireless access on our Computing and Technology webpage. When in the library, you will be able to use most of electronic resources to which we subscribe.
We have a variety of scanners, black and white printers, and black and white photocopiers. Visit our Print/Copy/Scan webpage for more information.
These units may have hours different from Memorial Library. Please visit their page(s) for hours and information.