We are the home of many disciplines.
Agriculture, botany, cookbooks, design, environment science…all the way to zoology! Our collections reflect the diversity of our disciplines. We have librarians who are subject specialists in these areas, and are here to assist with your research papers and projects!
Lakeshore dorm residents, we are right here!
We have a special fondness in our hearts for the badgers living by the lake. When midterms and finals are on or when you have a paper due, you have just a short way to go to reach our useful resources.
You can reserve our rooms.
When you have a group project and need a meeting place, we have many rooms to accommodate you. Many include a flat-screen monitor that allows you to project digital images to everyone in the room. See the variety of spaces here.
The BioCommons is très chic.
This beautiful and newly remodeled space is found on Steenbock’s lower level. It features café style seating, a lounge, board games, an aquarium, and plants, as well as a large collaborative space with projection & sound. You can reserve space for large and small events. The BioCommons hosts distinctive programming for all students interested in the biological sciences, including tutoring, peer mentoring, and career development workshops.
You can eat here.
Yes, in the library. Yes, on all the floors. Yes, even with a knife and a fork. On the lower level, we have a seating area, vending machines, and a microwave for your use.
You can drop-off and pick up most library materials here.
If there is a library item that you need and traveling across campus to get it isn’t an option, you can have your materials delivered to Steenbock and pick them up here. Select your library pick-up location of preference and you will receive an e-mail notification when it has arrived and is ready for check out.
Our Ask A Librarian chat service is all the way live.
Chat makes it easy to contact a librarian from wherever you are. Just go to library.wisc.edu and look for the “Ask” button in the top, right-hand corner of the page and select “Chat” from the drop down menu.
Our Little Free Library has books to share for keeps.
In our library, you can browse our Little Free Library on the second floor. Feel free to grab any title that interests you or to leave one from your personal collection. These books are free to anyone interested.
University Archives tells the history of our campus.
On the fourth floor of our building you can find documents, photos, and artifacts that tell how UW Madison has evolved over more than 100 years. To learn about pep rallies and the original enriching of vitamin D milk, go on a tour of the Archives.
The Allen Centennial Garden is a hop, skip, and a jump away.
Right across the street from Steenbock, you can find the Allen Centennial Garden, which is open from sunrise to sundown. Whether it be for the relaxation, the beauty, or the multiple internship opportunities, take a visit.
With credit and appreciation to Katrina S for this blog post.