This page summarizes UWM Libraries COVID-19 news and outlines the many online services and resources available to students, faculty and staff via our website (posted 3/27/2020; updated 4/3/2020).
In response to the public health emergency in southeastern Wisconsin, the UWM Libraries three physical locations – UWM Golda Meir Library, UWM at Washington County Library, and UWM at Waukesha Library – are closed until further notice.
Please read the message from Director Michael Doylen regarding the UWM Libraries response to COVID-19.
Reference, Consultation, and Instruction Support
Librarians and staff at all campuses are available for reference, research consultation, and instruction support. You may get help via email as well as 24/7 chat through our Ask a Librarian page.
The UWM Libraries offer a robust collection of online resources including streaming video, e-books, databases and e-journals.
- Search@UW (books, articles and more)
- A-Z Databases
- Research and Course Guides
- Digital Collections
- E-book Databases
- Streaming Videos
Many publishers are temporarily providing free access to their content, in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, The UWM Libraries maintain a list of these resources on its website.
Circulation of Physical Books
Checked Out Materials
Don’t worry about returning any checked out materials at this time. We have extended due dates for checked out materials through May 31.
Contact Circulation via email (email@example.com) for the fastest response.
Please do not return equipment (laptops, cameras, headphones, etc.) via the book returns. Items returned via the book return may remain on your account for some period of time, but fines will not be assessed.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
ILL borrowing from other libraries may take longer than normal or may be impossible altogether. Delivery of PDFs of articles from journals and book chapters continues as usual. In lieu of requesting entire books, we advise that users locate a table of contents (most are on Amazon or Google Books) and submit an ILLiad request for the desired chapter.
We are working with our library colleagues around the world to extend the loan periods of books and other materials already borrowed through ILL. Users may retain those items for the time being.
Programs and events are cancelled or postponed through May 31.
Libraries Contact Information
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Golda Meir Library
Washington County Library