UWSP University Library
The Library main structure was built in 1970, with an addition in 1986. The lobby was remodeled in 2002; and The Food for Thought Café, just off the lobby, was opened in 2006. Several public and staff areas have been updated.
The Library is a member of the University College. The Library maintains both physical and electronic collections offering access to millions of information resources. Our users can find assitance on the first floor at the Access Services or Reference desk. Physical items can be checked out at the Access Services desk with a University ID or Guest Card.
The Library building is fully wireless. On and off campus access to library resources — online catalog, databases, ejournals — is provided through an EZproxy server. The campus provides over 700 computers in 20 public labs and 13 residence hall labs for student use.
University of Wisconsin System Libraries
The UWSP Library's affiliation with UW System and the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) brings a wide array of resources for users that the Library could not afford as an individual campus. UW libraries each use the Voyager catalog system and a service called Universal Borrowing allows patrons to initiate requests and receive books and many AV materials from other libraries in two days (delivered by daily van). Campuses use the same Interlibrary Loan system.
A newly reorganized system of statewide committees allows campuses to cooperate in new initiatives as well as continue to participate in decision-making on system-funded resources. The system is working toward a "One System, One Library" ideal.