Summer 2021 Updates at UW-Madison Special Collections

Access and Hours

Special Collections is open to researchers from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.

  • Appointments are no longer required for visiting the reading room
  • Masks are not required for vaccinated researchers
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the reading room
  • Individuals must be in compliance with the campus health and safety program to enter library facilities. For more information, visit the Library Covid-19 Dashboad.

Services Offered

During your appointment, supported services include:

  • Viewing materials in the reading room at designated tables
  • Limited self-service scanning (including use of mobile devices) 
  • Onsite research assistance
  • Self-service catalog access

Please request materials through your Archives and Special Collections Account prior to your visit to Special Collections. If you have questions, please contact Special Collections.

Course Support

Special Collections staff can provide limited course support for the summer term. Please visit our Instruction Page for more information.