The Scriptorium

A Place to Write!

The UWM Libraries and the Graduate School now offer a quiet space reserved for UWM dissertators to focus on their writing.

  • Where: Golda Meir Library E159 (First Floor, East Wing)
  • Hours: Open during regular building hours.
  • Equipment: Bring your own laptop. UWM Wi-Fi available.

The Scriptorium—a word from medieval times, describing a room reserved for writing and illustrating manuscripts—brings together a community of peers from all programs.

The Scriptorium welcomes students currently enrolled for dissertator credits. To register for access to the space, contact Graduate School Doctoral Retention Specialist Shane Haensgen at haensgen@uwm.edu. Users of the room are asked to sign in and out, bring their own laptops or other digital devices, and respect the facilities and their fellow dissertators.

The Scriptorium occasionally closes for special events organized by the Graduate School or UWM Libraries. During these times, dissertators are invited to use the common space available to all faculty and graduate students on the first floor of the East Wing.