All Wendt Commons Library materials are currently moving to new locations!

  • Actively used collections are being moved to Steenbock Library, while any remaining collections will join other Wendt collections that have already been moved to one of our shelving facilities. Microforms will be moved to Memorial Library.
  • All materials are discoverable online via the Library Catalog and Database Library, but some materials may be listed as unavailable as they move to their new locations.
  • Our collection practices are patron-drive, and we welcome suggestions of additions to our collection. Please request an item for purchase to help us better meet the needs of our community.

Featured Collections

We support teaching, learning and research in the College of Engineering and Departments of Computer Science, Statistics, and Atmospheric and Oceanic Studies. Our collection consists of books, conference proceedings, journals and specialized resources available in print, microform and/or electronic formats.

Patents & Trademarks

patentsPatent and Trademark Research Guide

Patent and trademark services have moved to Steenbock Library. Wendt was designated by the US PTO as a Patent and Trademark Depository Library in 1971.  UW Libraries have a complete collection of US patents and trademarks in microfilm and DVD in various campus locations. Other important collections include the Official Gazette of the USPTO: 1872-2008, Index to US Patents: 1847-2000, Index to US Trademarks: 1927-1997, and US Plant Patents with color plates, 1931-present. Many of these resources are available online through the HathiTrust. Patents are also available full text online through Patents and Trademarks Databases.


standardStandards Research Guide

The print collection of technical standards, specifications and codes previously located in Wendt Library is in the process of being moved to Steenbock Library.  Standards available in print can be searched in the library catalog, while those available online can be found using our Standards Databases.

Technical Reports

techreportsTechnical Reports Research Guide

Technical reports include print and microfiche copies of reports issued by federal agencies, research laboratories, and societies. Much of this large collection is part of the campus Federal Depository Library Program that ensures public access to government publications. While many of these documents are available online using our Technical Reports Databases, some are only available in print at various campus locations.