Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Madison! We are glad you're here! We hope your time at UW-Madison will be rewarding, academically, professionally, and personally.
This guide will introduce you to the UW-Madison's library system.
The mission of the UW-Madison Libraries is to support excellence in teaching, research and learning by providing resources, services and spaces that help to ensure the success of our students, faculty, and staff.
UW-Madison Libraries are the 11th largest research collection in North America. The Libraries serve over 4 million visitors a year and our collections include:
The campus is served by over 40 libraries, including Memorial Library, the largest library in Wisconsin, and numerous subject, professional and special purpose libraries.
The Libraries also provide
Other things to know about campus collections:
Library staff are here to help you!
You can ask the information professionals questions about search strategies, library services and collections, and more. We answer questions in-person, or by chat, email, or phone. We may not have an answer for every question, but we can usually direct you to a person or office with an answer.
Subject librarians can help you with more in-depth research questions.
If you are an instructor, our teaching and learning services can help with
Find more about getting help on the Help tab of this guide.