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UW-Madison Libraries Orientation Template : Spaces

The Libraries have over 20 locations across campus so you can find a place to study no matter where your classes take you.

Student studying in the Business Learning Commons


Campus Libraries also offer a variety of study spaces:

  • Quiet study areas

  • Individual study carrels

  • Reservable group study rooms

  • Collaborative and group work areas

  • Spaces designed to meet unique technological and research needs

Group study rooms across the libraries can be reserved online.

Find a Library

Find a library location for you!

Check out the Interactive Campus Map, or explore locations by feature.

Did You Know...?

Many library locations offer printing services!

Unique Spaces

Graduate Study Space in Memorial Library

From the Business Learning Commons, to the DesignLab in College Library and the Graduate Study Room in Memorial Library, our libraries are designed to accommodate all learning styles and needs.

Librarian working with a student at a tableThere where you need us

Library locations are always staffed with librarians who can help with your research. Look for an Information or Reference Desk when you need help!






Large Libraries

Students studying in Memorial LibrarySome library locations are large buildings, like Memorial Library, which holds the State's largest collection.

Drop-in Services

Group of students studying in the College Library WisCEL spaceIn addition to varied study spaces with excellent views, College Library has an area for drop-in student services including tutoring.

Specialized Spaces

Two students working at a table in the BioCommons in Steenbock LibrarySteenbock Library is home to the Biocommons, a collaborative work space for students in the biosciences.

Departmental Spaces

Students studying in the Business Learning CommonsOther libraries are housed within the building of the department they serve, such as Business, Law, MERIT, and Ebling Library.

Unique Collections

Display cases in Special CollectionsSpecial Collections, University Archives, and the Wisconsin Historical Society Library showcase the Libraries' rare, old, and valuable materials.

Find YOUR Space

Big or small, loud or quiet, comfy or serious, you can find a library space that fits your needs. The Libraries are here for you!