Find information on spaces, staff, and services.
As a public university and in keeping with its commitment to public service, UW-Madison Libraries welcome the larger community of researchers and the general public to visit. Please also review our Libraries’ commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
This Community Outreach page describes our engagement with library users. Please scroll to review our Programs and Partners and additional Services and Spaces.
Photocopying, Printing & Scanning
BookScan stations are located on the 2nd floor near entrance and the 1st floor Annex. Flatbed or document scanner scans to various file formats. Files may be sent via email or saved to USB.
Annual Fee Card (Use at any campus library)
Wisconsin residents may obtain a borrowing card by providing two current forms of identification showing Wisconsin residency (one must have a photo).
Courtesy Card (Use at any campus library)
Some library users may qualify to obtain a Courtesy Card with proof of affiliation and photo ID.
Patrons apply for fee and courtesy cards using the online application form.
(Once processed and notified, patrons can collect their cards from the Memorial Library Circulation Desk).
Steenbock User Card/borrow-request/card/
A free Steenbock Library card is available to Wisconsin residents who are not affiliated with the UW System. Apply at the Steenbock Circulation Desk and show a Wisconsin driver’s license or Wisconsin DOT photo ID. This card can only be used at Steenbock Library for Steenbock materials.
Document Delivery Services
Requests for materials from campus library collections can be made through libraries with which one is affiliated including other college or university libraries, corporate libraries or public libraries. Alternatively, requests can be made using fee-based document delivery services.
BadgerLink (Wisconsin’s Online Library)
Licensed databases for Wisconsin residents–a service of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning. How to access by location (in Wisconsin).
In addition to BadgerLink, there is a growing body of quality online resources available on the open-Web that may serve the information and research needs of community patrons.
Email Reference Service
Rooms to Reserve
Do you need a space in order to give a presentation, host a workshop, or to meet with your group? Speak with a Steenbock librarian in order to reserve a meeting space. Please note that due to the nature of our facility, priority for use of space is accorded to the libraries and to those affiliated with the university.
Would you like to display your work at the library or develop a display in cooperation with library staff? The library affords several display spaces, including locking glass cabinets, on our main, entrance level. Please contact our staff for additional information.
Among the spaces available to all who visit our building is one designated for reflection–a space in which one can take a moment for private retreat and contemplation. Our Reflection Space can be found on the third floor, along the windows above our front entrance.
Restroom facilities can be found on each floor of the library. A gender-neutral restroom, located on the entrance level to the library, has also been designed for accessibility.
Steenbock librarians partner with campus and community users on events, exhibits and programs that speak to library initiatives, collections and services in keeping with our partners’ needs and with the outreach mission of the University.
A few of our partners:
Some of the events we attend: