A message to our community

November 9, 2016

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality among our staff, students, collections, and services. We welcome all points of view and human differences, embracing these as assets to the fabric of our community. Libraries provide safe, respectful environments dedicated to collaborative and individual research, study, and learning. Any actions to intimidate, hurt, divide, or otherwise inflict harm on our community will not be tolerated. 

In that spirit, the Libraries will continue to look for ways to eliminate undue hardships for the patrons who use our collections, services, and facilities. We not only encourage the use of our spaces and resources, but will continue to strive to create an inclusive, diverse, collaborative environment through our displays, events, collections, and programs.  

Along with campus, the Libraries encourage our staff and students to be respectful of each other and work together in forwarding our commitment to create an inclusive environment. 

We acknowledge that the University of Wisconsin–Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial.

Learn more about UW-Madison Libraries’ commitment and continued work around Diversity and Inclusion here.