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 Fall Finals 

For all library hours, please visit our website.

Spring 2019 Final Week Overnight Shuttle 

The Division of Student Life is partnered with UW Transportation Services and College Library to provide a shuttle service that will run between College Library and University Residence Halls during finals week.

The shuttle will run every 30 minutes on the half hour from midnight through 6:00 a.m., beginning on May 5 and ending on May 10. This service will supplement and combine with SAFEwalk and Bus Routes 80, 81, and 82, which are not available all night. This shuttle service, along with services already in place, will offer students 24 hours of safe transportation.

There is no charge to board the shuttle. All shuttles are Badger Bus vehicles and are wheelchair accessible.

You can also opt to request a SAFEwalk by calling or texting 608-262-5000. SAFEwalkers are available to walk with you throughout campus and near-campus locations!

For more information on the overnight shuttle, visit here.


Memorial Library

  • May 4: Coffee giveaway 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Memorial Library 1st floor west corridor

College Library (full event schedule here)

  • College Library (full event schedule here)
    • The Writing Center’s Midnight Madness: Sunday, April 28, from 6 pm to 1 am
      • There will be writing tutorials for undergraduate students with a staff of 7 Writing Center TAs, and 42 half-hour appointments. As always, it’s first come, first served in the library’s 1st-floor center area, but if you’re working on papers, cover letters, résumés, etc., it’s your last chance to get help this semester. Did we mention the free snacks? #UWMidnightMadness
    • Free (Plain) Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate: Friday, May 3, from 7 pm to 12:30 am
      • Open Book Café and the Wisconsin Union once again provide free hot beverages for students getting a head-start on Study Day.
    • GUTS Study Day: Saturday, May 4, from 10 am to 5 pm
      • Tutors from the Greater University Tutoring Service will be on hand (along with free coffee & food for those receiving help) in the 1st floor center of the library. Get some last minute study advice on Star Wars Day before exams begin.
    • Button-Making at the Library: Sunday, May 5, all day
      • Visitors will be able to make a 1″ button with supplies provided by the library. Design your own or choose one of our preprinted options featuring either Bucky Badger or Helen C. White. A great way to show your affiliation.
    • Dogs on Call: Monday, May 6, from 4 pm to 6 pm
      • Stop by for a little canine therapy with Izzy the Lab and her friends at Dogs on Call. Canines and their handlers will be stationed around the courtyard (weather permitting) and the first floor of the library for those in need of a puppy cuddle.
    • Healthy Snacks from UHS: Tuesday, May 7, while supplies last
      • Look for a variety of healthy treats (nuts, fruit, granola, and more) courtesy of University Health Servicesat all of the library’s info desks and ensure you’re powering your brain with nutritious energy.
    • White Board Queries: Wednesday, May 8, all day
      • Add your thoughts to the question of the day on the large white board in the 1st floor of the library. It’s a great way to take a study break and enjoy a chuckle or two.
    • Finally, College Library will set out coloring pages and puzzles during finals week and, if you need a longer break, we encourage you to check out the Study Break room in the vending area off of Open Book, Room 1250. College Library would like to thank its many campus partners for providing this valuable help and stress relief during finals!