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 Circulation or Reference desk. Physical items can be checked out at the
Circulation 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 26 UW campuses have over 9 million unique items (over 17 million volumes) available to students, faculty, researchers, and the greater Wisconsin community. The UW Libraries' vision of "One System, One Library" allows for an extensive, yet efficient collection in times of increasing library costs.
While each UW campus has its own library collection and staff, some decisions are made at the UW System level by the Library Program Director and various committees.