Libraries Operations Update

December 21, 2022

After considering the approaching weather system, some UW-Madison Libraries’ hours have been adjusted over the next few days. Please check our hours and locations page for the most up-to-date information, or call prior to visiting. If you have equipment that must be returned before leaving for winter break, please plan accordingly.

Several locations will reduce hours on Thursday, December 22 and some will be closed Friday, December 23. In particular, we want to draw your attention to these schedules for Thursday and Friday:


  • College Library will close at 10 p.m. (no change)
  • Memorial Library will close at 5 p.m.
  • Steenbock Library will close at 7 p.m.


  • All General Library System (GLS) locations except College will be closed to the public on Friday.
  • College Library will be open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For all other campus libraries, please consult the hours and locations page for updates. Changes will also be shared here and on our social media channels.

As a reminder, all locations may have altered hours for the campus winter break, so visit the locations and hours page before visiting. Have a safe and fun winter recess!