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Mills Music Library expands Library by Appointment for Fall 2020

August 25, 2020

September 11 update for Library by Appointment requirement (through Friday 9/25/20):

Faculty and PIs whose research falls under the Research Reboot guidelines must complete or update the OVCRGE Research Reboot request form for themselves and on behalf of individuals for whom they have responsibility, whether as part of research teams (e.g. a lab group) or as independent researchers (e.g. a graduate advisee).
Graduate students: Before scheduling an appointment for on-site library access, your faculty advisor must first request permission for you to return to on-campus research and complete or update the Phase 2 Research Reboot request form. (See the procedure described in the Phase 2 Research Reboot request form FAQs.) After your advisor has completed or updated the request form, you can then schedule an appointment directly through the Library by Appointment procedure. Once you have received an appointment, this indicates that the Libraries have approved your library research request. Please inform your faculty advisor to return to the request form and change the status of the Research Reboot Proposal (question 6) to “approved.”

Mills Music Library has expanded the days and times available for Library by Appointment! Appointments are now available Monday – Friday 1:00 – 5:00pm. 6 appointments per day. Go here to make an appointment.

Make an appointment to browse our print collections, or to use materials from the Wisconsin Music Archives or any of our Special Collections. You may check out circulating audiovisual materials from Mills; all circulating print materials are checked out at the Memorial Library Circulation Desk. Circulating materials from Mills remain available to request for Pickup by Appointment. Access to Mills Music Library via Library by Appointment is limited to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students.  

Before your visit 

  • For the safety of library staff and researchers, only 6 patrons will be allowed in the library per day. 
  • To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, face masks or face coverings are required to enter. In addition, we request that you practice physical distancing of six feet apart.
  • Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance. If you’d like to view materials from the Wisconsin Music Archives, or any of our Special Collections, please contact us in advance. 
  • Appointments are available Monday – Friday 1:00 – 5:00pm. Please arrive promptly for your scheduled appointment time. Mills Music Library closes for this service at 5:00pm.
  • Do not travel to the library if you have not received a confirmation email from us. If you are not feeling well, please respect everyone’s safety and email our staff to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

Services available

The library will have limited staff available onsite, so not all building services are supported. Please visit the COVID-19 Library Restart Dashboard for the most up-to-date information.

During your appointment, supported services include:

  • Check-out of materials
  • View materials in reading room
  • Onsite research assistance
  • Paging of materials
  • Limited self-service scanning (including use of mobile devices)

At this time, we are NOT able to support:

  • Printing services
  • Copy machines
  • Computing support
  • Microfilm access
  • Duplication services by staff

How to schedule an appointment for visiting Mills Music Library

Go here to make an appointment.

You will receive an email message confirming your appointment that includes library specific information and instructions. Please plan on bringing your own laptop or tablet to avoid use of public computers. 

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.

If you have questions during this process or can’t make your appointment contact Mills Music Library.

The day of your visit

Please follow these directions:

  1. Bring your Wiscard so that you may enter the building and check out materials.
  2. Use the front entrance of Memorial Library, located at 728 State Street, across from The University Book Store.
  3. Enter the library and check in at the Welcome Desk. Staff will confirm that you have an appointment and direct you into the library.
  4. Proceed to Mills Music Library, located on the lower level. A staff member will meet you at the front entrance of Mills Music Library.
  5. Parking near Memorial Library is available on Langdon Street, in the State Street Campus Garage (415 N. Lake St.) and at College Library (600 N. Park St.).