Reading Rooms

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First Floor Reading Room – (112)

The First Floor Reading Room is a quiet study space that contains circulating bound copies of journals. These journals do circulate, but the primary purpose of this room is for quiet, individual study.

Petrovich Reading Room – (212)

The Michael B. Petrovich Reading Room contains the Library’s Slavic & East European Studies Collection, a collection of books, serials, and reference materials in East European, Slavic and Turkic studies. These materials are for reference use and are non-circulating.

Current Periodicals & Newspapers Reading Room – (240)

Current Periodicals and Newspapers Room houses current issues of some of the more heavily used and popular journals and newspapers.

Reference Reading Room – (262)

This room contains the Reference Collection, the Reference Desk, and the Grants Information Collection. Due to the nature of this room and its services, it is not a quiet study space. Memorial Library has several designated quiet areas, including all of the other reading rooms listed above.

East Asian Reading Room – (412)

This reading room contains the East Asian Reference Collection, also current issues of some popular periodicals in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. These are non-circulating materials. Tibetan Collection books of all formats and sizes are shelved Room 412. These are circulating materials. More information on these collections.

Greek and Latin Reading Room – (424)

The Greek and Latin Reading Room has a collection of books, serials, and reference materials for use in the room. The collection is dedicated to Ruth Miller Kuhlman, a 1932 UW graduate in classics.