Location & Directions

Steenbock Memorial Library
University of Wisconsin – Madison
550 Babcock Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53706

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Accessible Entrance

  • Entrance on Babcock Drive (east side of building) has a power door with buttons for automatically opening doors.
  • All floors are accessible by elevator.
  • Accessible restrooms are located on second floor (entrance level) and fourth floor.
  • Assistance retrieving stack materials may be requested at the Service Desk on second floor (entrance level).

Winter access from Lot 36 ramp:

Spring/Summer/Fall access from Lot 36 ramp:


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Lot 36 Parking

Lot 36 is a gated lot which requires either a parking permit or payment. Visitors pull a ticket upon entry and then pay by credit card at payment station or upon exit.

Hours of enforcement are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Parking on weekends will be free except during Special Events parking (see below). Check the Transportation Office website to see the approximate number of spaces available throughout the day for visitor parking (those paying by credit card) – https://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/lotinfo_occupancy.aspx

Lot 36 Permit Types

UW Annual Baselot Permit

  • UW-Madison students and staff
  • Enforced 7 a.m. – 12:30 a.m., Monday-Friday

Night Permit ($40 per year)

  • UW-Madison students
  • Valid 4:30 p.m.-7 a.m., Monday-Friday; All day Saturday and Sunday

Visitor Permit

Several options are available to purchase all-day and half-day parking permits. More information may be found at the Transportation Services Office website.

Special Events

Parking restrictions apply to this lot on UW Football Saturdays as well as other times. Consult the complete list of events and affected lots.