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Circulation help

Questions about lost items, borrowing, overdue items, or other account related issues? 

608.785.8507  or

Research assistance

Have a question about doing research or using the library? Librarians are here to help you at every stage of the research process.

Fall/spring semesters (see our hours):

  • Drop in services: Reference desk is located on the main floor. No appointment necessary! 
  • Contact us: Call 608.785.8508 or email us with your questions. 
  • Chat with us: Find us on the library home page or within many library databases during open reference hours.
  • Appointment: For more advanced research, please fill out a research consultation request.

Other times of the year librarians remain available by Email or by appointment.

Reference services

Special Collections and Area Research Center

Need help finding primary sources, local court records, or any other special collections research question?

608.785.8511  or

Special Collections and Area Research Center

Library Administration office

Have a general library question between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday?

608.785.8505  or

Library unit directory

Still unsure who you should contact? Peruse our unit directory.