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Library by Appointment Allows for Limited On-Site Access!

June 30, 2020

**UPDATED August 3, 2020

The Libraries are expanding the locations that will allow for onsite access by appointment only as well as locations that will allow for materials to be requested through our Pickup by Appointment service. See below for updated locations.**

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries are excited to continue supporting campus’ effort to reboot research, and to expand our Library by Appointment service. This will provide the chance to review some of our physical materials. 

Access to Libraries for research is limited to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and graduate students. A limited number of patrons are allowed per day to reduce congestion and facilitate physical distancing. 

**Before scheduling an appointment, faculty and PIs must request return to on-campus research by completing the Phase 2 Research Reboot request form available here. Faculty and PIs must also complete the request form on behalf of their graduate student advisees who need access to library spaces for research, as noted in the Phase 2 Research Reboot request form FAQs. Once an appointment has been scheduled, return to the request form and change the status of the Research Reboot Proposal (question 6) to “approved”.“**

Interested in Library by Appointment? Here’s what you need to know:

Memorial Library 

  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 am-Noon
  • 50 people a day 
  • You can arrive anytime after your scheduled appointment time and no later than 20 minutes before closing. Memorial Library closes for this service at 12 pm.
  • Supported services with entry into Memorial include:
    • Check-out of materials
    • Limited self-service scanning 
    • Self-service catalog access 
    • Designated tables for examining collections
    • Access to North Stacks, South Stacks, Cutter, East Asian Reference, Memorial Reference, and Petrovich Reading Room
  • At this time, we are NOT able to support:
    • Printing services
    • Copy machines
    • Onsite research assistance
    • Computing support
    • Microfilm access
    • Paging of materials
    • Access to carrels, the Graduate Room, reading rooms other than the areas listed as supported

Memorial Library, West Corridor

  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 am-Noon, 1-5 pm
  • West Corridor, Rooms 116 & 126, Memorial Library Computer Lab
  • Laptop Pickup now through the Memorial Library Computer lab (no appointment necessary)

Mills Music Library

  • Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am-Noon
  • Appointment slots available: 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30
  • 2 appointments per entry time. Patrons can stay until noon.
  • 24 hour notice required

Special Collections

  • Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am-Noon
  • Only four researchers will be allowed in the respective reading rooms at a time.
  • Appointments must be made with at least 48 hours’ notice.
  • Supported services include:
    • view materials in the reading room at designated tables
    • limited self-service scanning (including use of mobile devices)
    • onsite research assistance
    • self-service catalog access (Special Collections only)
  • At this time, we are NOT able to support:
    • printing services
    • copy machines
    • computing support
    • microfilm access
    • duplication services by staff

Kohler Art Library

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00  – 11:00 am 
  • Appointment slots available:  9:00-11:00; 9:30-11:00; 10:00-11:00; and 10:30-11:00.  
  • 4 people per day
  • 24-hour notice required

Business Learning Commons 

  • Monday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Noon – 4:00 pm
  • 60 minute appointments
  • 9 people per hour 
  • Patrons can only access the Bloomberg terminals. 

Steenbock Library 

  • Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am-Noon

University Archives 

  • Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am-Noon
    • Only four researchers will be allowed in the respective reading rooms at a time.
    • Appointments must be made with at least 48 hours’ notice.

Supported services include: (Steenbock and Archives)

    • view materials in the reading room at designated tables
    • limited self-service scanning (including use of mobile devices)
    • onsite research assistance
  • At this time, we are NOT able to support:
    • printing services
    • copy machines
    • computing support
    • microfilm access
    • duplication services by staff

**The Wisconsin Historical Society’s Library and Archives is now open in a controlled capacity:

  • Library: 9 am-noon, Tuesday through Thursday
  • Archives: 9 am-noon and 1-4 pm, Tuesday through Thursday (with noon – 1 pm for cleaning)

The Libraries’ Pickup by Appointment service is also available and offers access to some of our physical collections through a low-contact, health-conscious method. 

Interested in Pickup by Appointment? Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Pickup by Appointment service has expanded its available materials:
    • Location: Memorial Library, 1-5 pm, Monday-Friday.
    • Only users with a valid library card will be able to request materials for pickup. 
    • Materials will be pre-bagged before the patron’s arrival for pickup.
    • Materials available now include:
      • Memorial Library
      • Mills Music Library
      • Kohler Art Library
      • Law Library
      • College Library
      • Steenbock Library (Including Science Library Shelving Facility)
      • Social Work Library
      • Business Library
      • AMP (Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics)
      • Geology
      • Middleton Shelving Facility (MSF)
      • Verona Shelving Facility (VSF)
      • Wisconsin Historical Society
    • Not all materials are eligible for this service.
    • Onsite signage is available to help navigate the process.
    • To learn more, visit our website for Pickup by Appointment
    • Circulating laptops service continues at Memorial, 9-Noon & 1-5 pm, Monday-Friday, no appointment necessary (now at Memorial Computer Lab).

The Libraries will continue to find solutions to support your research, teaching, and learning needs. We will continue to work closely with the campus to develop operational plans for a gradual reopening. We look forward to continuing to find solutions to help support your research and academic needs.