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  • Campus libraries

    The primary library at UW-L is Murphy Library, which also administers the Special Collections and Area Research Center and the Alice Hagar Curriculum Resource Center.


    The following are additional libraries on campus:

    Campus Climate

    Location:1120 Centennial Hall
    Contact: Campus Climate -, 608.785.5094
    Hours: Monday -Friday: 7:45a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Collection: The Campus Climate Resource Library is full of amazing, thought-provoking, intellectually-stimulating books and DVDs! Resources are organized into the following categories: Ethnic and Racial Studies, Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, (dis)Ability Studies, Religious and Spirituality Studies, Socio-Economic Studies, Social Justice Advocacy, Criminal Justice, Politics/U.S. History, and Miscellaneous


    Location: 2160 Centennial Hall
    Contact: 608.785.8073
    Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Collection: The Counseling & Testing Lending Library has a wide variety of books focused on mental health and overall wellness.  Resources are organized into the following categories: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression & Mood, Disordered Eating & Body Image, Mindfulness, Relationships & Family, and Miscellaneous.

    Marian D. Hammes Early Childhood Center
    Location: 115 Morris Hall

    Barbara Gander -, 608.785.6894
    Ann Epstein Ph.D. -, 608.785.8145
    Dr. Dawn Rouse -

    Hours:  Hours vary each semester. Anyone who wants access to the center can contact an Early Childhood Education faculty member.
    Collection description:  Contains a library of books, kits, activities, toys to use with young children, which are available for use not only by students but also Early Childhood Educators in the community.

    Music Listening Lab

    Location: Room 145 Center for the Arts Building
    Contact: Open - , 608.785.8415
    Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:00a.m. - 7:00 p.m. & Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Collection description: Listening Lab collection contains anything from Classical, Jazz, to Modern Rock. We a have Multi-media collection that includes: Albums, Compact Disc, Cassettes, VHS tapes, DVD's, and Musical Scores.

    Pride Center

    Location: 42 Cartwright Center
    Contact: Pride Center -
    Hours: Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Thursday: 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Friday 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    The Women's Resource Center & WRC Collections

    Location: 4301 Centennial Hall.
    Books and journals are cataloged through Murphy Library. Books can be checked out in 4300 Centennial Hall (fill out the card and leave it at the front desk).
    Contact: Deb Hoskins -, 608.785.8734
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. to noon, Monday-Friday
    Collection description: Contains a small circulating library of books and periodicals, plus information and brochures for services, jobs, careers, and graduate schools.

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    Text: 608-588-8158

    Email: Use our Ask-a-Librarian form

    Call: 608-785-8508

    Visit: Check the reference desk hours

  • Upcoming Changes - Postponed

    The changes planned for January have been moved back to late spring.

    Timelines will be posted as they become available.

    Planned changes will affect:

    • Search@UW user interface
    • Interlibrary Loan and Universal Borrowing
    • Book purchase requests
    • Online renewals and "my account" functions

    See the timeline and read details at the Library News & Update blog.


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