University of Wisconsin–Madison

Welcome Class of 2016 and Welcome Back Returning Students

Whether you are looking for a quiet place to read or are already immersed in a research project, we encourage you to become familiar with the UW Law Library's resources, services and staff.  Here are a just a few highlights about library collections and service points to keep in mind as the semester starts:

1.  Book mark the Law Library web site. This is where you can reserve a study room, check library hours, chat with a reference librarian or find us on Facebook.  More importantly, this is your gateway to all the books, journals and databases held by the UW Madison campus libraries. From Art to Zoology (with Law in between), we have you covered. And using the MyUW portal provides remote access to the libraries' online subscriptions 24/7.

2.  "The quietest library on campus..." or at least that is what the UW tour guides tell prospective undergraduates when they point out the law building on Bascom Hill.  We do try to make this a great environment for you to study or collaborate.  And your technology needs are supported with the library's computers, scanners, printers and copiers.

3.  Research guides, including the timely 1L Survival Guide, are listed on the Law Library web site. There is something for everyone here, including guides on Blue Book Citation, iPad / Android apps, Cite-Checking, and Foreign Law. We even have a guide on Study Guides.  

4. Course reserves, legal classics like Prosser on Torts, and Wisconsin practice materials are available at the circulation desk.  This is also where you can check-out books, study rooms, DVDs or grab an umbrella.

5. Questions?  Don't hesitate to stop at the Reference Desk as you enter the Law Library. The reference staff is helpful, friendly and accessible by email, chat, phone and in-person. 


Submitted by Cheryl O'Connor on August 26, 2013

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