- Course Integrated Instruction Request
- Database Trial Evaluation Form
- Digital Collections Image Order
- Distraction-Free Room Reservations
- Genealogy Search Requests
- Gifts-in-Kind Acknowledgment and Receipt
- GIS Data Request
- Group Room Reservations
- Interlibrary Loan Request (via ILLiad)
- Incident Report Form
- K-12 & Community Visits Request Form
- Media Permissions Form (for Photographing and Filming within UWM Libraries)
- Media Orders
- Media Viewing Room Reservations
- Open Access Publication Fund Request
- Proxy Patron Request
- Purchase Recommendation Form
- Recording Booth Reservations
- Records Transfer Form
- Research Consultation Request
- Reserve Materials Request (for Instructors Putting Materials on Reserve)
- Special Collections Scheduling Request
- Suggestion Form
- Tour & Workshop Request
- UWM Authors Collection Submission
Special Collections also hosts a variety of educational activities open to the public including the Great Books Roundtable, the Fromkin Memorial Lectures, and Ettinger Book Artist Speaker series (formerly Book FOR[u]MS).
For more information and examples, visit UWM Libraries’ What is “Digital Humanities?” Page.
The Digital Humanities program at the UWM Libraries runs the lab as well as a teaching fellows program for instructors interested expanding their pedagogical reach with DH initiatives.
The help desk and chat reference are perfect for questions that should take about 10-15 minutes to address–such as how to locate a book or article, how to find a full-text or place an interlibrary loan.
For Do-it-Yourself help, you may want to consult our Research and Course guides, which have several tutorials on a variety of topics and course and program-specific resources.
If you would like a more in-depth consultation for a larger project you are working on, we suggest scheduling a Research Consultation, which will connect you with a subject or course-specific librarian who can specialize in the topic you are working on. Before you schedule one, it helps if you have done some research ahead of time.
The Library is a selective depository, which means that not all publications from the Government Printing Office or from the Wisconsin Document Depository are guaranteed to be available, but you may work with our librarians to help locate access to many materials if they are not immediately available.
Collections and Resource Services
If you only need an item for a limited period of time, please use the Interlibrary Loan Request.
Materials on Reserve include textbooks, personal books, library-owned books, and other supplementary materials–such as models (both anatomical and chemical)–for questions about items that can and cannot be put on reserve, contact the Media and Reserve Library.
For audiovisual materials for courses, please use the Media Reserve Order Form.
New Databases and other electronic resources are added based on several factors. One of which is the results from trial periods arranged through their providers. While cost is also a major factor, potential use, which we assess through trials, are important for the Libraries to know about.
UWM libraries will help you locate and obtain the things you need. Typically, journal articles, book chapters, and some reports are delivered electronically using the log-in based system that you need your ePanther ID to access. Physical materials–like books, DVDs, Musical scores, and more can be picked up and returned at the main circulation desks. If you need to renew something, do so through the system too.
Using the Library
- Circulation Policies – For UWM-affiliated borrowers
- Borrowing Policies – For Non-UWM-affiliated borrowers
- UWM Libraries Fine Policy
- UWM Libraries Fine Free Policy on General Materials
Certain online collections–such as the Search@UW, The Digital Commons, Digital Collections, and open access collections may be browsed by any user from home or off-campus locations by all users, but full-text may not be available in many cases.
For all questions about accessibility, please contact the Golda Meir library’s ADA coordinator, Beth Traylor.
- Jaws – Screen reader on PCs
- ZoomText – Screen magnifier on PCs
- Windows Accessibility – Built-in accessibility features for Windows 10 users
- Read&Write Gold – an accessibility suite with text to audio, voice dictation, research tools, and highlighting tools on both Mac and PC
- Microsoft Office – Microsoft Office has tools for both creation and access of information with its apps as accessibility is built in for both PC and Mac versions.
- Voiceover, Zoom, Contrast – Built in accessibility tools on Macs including Screen Reader, magnification, and low-vision setting adjustments
- Mac Accessibility – Built in accessibility features on Mac computers and iPhones.
There are also four dedicated accessible computers in the Learning Commons (both Mac and PC) with flatbed Scanners and the above software. They additionally include Kurzweil 3000, an assistive technology software suite with text-to-speech, screen reader, bi-lingual sources, translation, highlighters and stickies, study guides, graphic organizers, writing templates, and talking spell checkers.
Facilities and Safety
- Lockers are used with a quarter deposit to release the key.
- The quarter is returned when the key is re-inserted in the slot.
- A $25 fee is charged if the key is lost or patron reclaims items left overnight in a locker.
- Unclaimed locker items are discarded after two weeks.