Paper chain from previous finals weeks.

Finals are stressful. But the UW-Madison Libraries know how to help you study, relax, and keep you studying strong.

Survive #UWFinals by following @UWMadLibraries for reminders about these events, finals week humor, and study tips. #StudyStrong Badgers!

Extended or Altered Hours for Spring 2017 Finals 

For all library hours, please visit our website.


 Memorial Library

  • Friday, May 5
    • Free Coffee Giveaway
    • 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Steenbock Library

  • Monday, May 8 – Wednesday, May 10
    • Free beverage service in conjunction with UW Housing Dining – Coffee & Lemonade at 7 pm
  • Giant coloring page
  • Bubble wrap in study rooms
  • Postcards home (we are paying postage)

College Library

All Week  – stress-relieving coloring pages 

  • Thursday, May 4  5 – 7 p.m. – “Trash Your Stressors” – free activities from UHS (University Health Services) including – make your own stress relief kits, trash your biggest stressors and decorate a gratitude jar in 1st Floor Center
    •  7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.  “Free Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate” courtesy of the Open Book Café and the Wisconsin Union, Room 1250
  • Friday, May 5
    • 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  GUTS Study Day – a variety of tutors will be on hand to help with finals along with free snacks for those receiving tutoring, 1st Floor Center
  • Sunday, May 7
    •  Button-making, 1st Floor Center
  • Monday, May 8
    • Congrats on making it through the year. Share advice with your #UWNewStudent self! Add a Post-it® Note to the white board in 1st Floor Center
  • Tuesday, May 9
    •  4 – 6 p.m. – Canine therapy with Dogs on Call, Courtyard and 1st Floor Center
  • Wednesday, May 10
    • Healthy Snacks (fruit, raisins, nuts, energy bars, granola, and more) courtesy of UHS – all service desks, while supplies last