Subject-specialist librarians of Memorial Library serve as principal liaisons for many departments and research centers in the humanities and social sciences. These librarians have in-depth knowledge and expertise in specific fields, languages, geographic areas, historical periods, or types of materials. See list of subject liaisons or list of liaison librarians by department to find your liaison librarian.Subject liaisons can help with:
- Library services, collections, and policies
- Research consultations
- Customized instructional sessions
- Library Course Pages (web pages for your students)
- Citation verifications
- Purchase requests
- Recommendations of alert services
- Managing citations
We are here to support you in your research and teaching. Please do not hesitate to contact your liaison librarian whenever you have a suggestion, concern, or need for consultation.
- Memorial Library Collections Information: Highlights of and guides to Memorial Library collections.
- UW-Madison Libraries' Collections Information: Information about campus library collections, journal cancellations, and preservation initiatives.
- New E-Resources: Newly acquired or licensed databases and e-resources.
- Request a Purchase: Recommend new acquisitions for our collections.
Scholarly Communication & Publishing
Scholarly Communications and Publishing (OSCP) provides information and support for new publishing alternatives.
Scholarly Communications Librarian: Lisa Saywell
See Classes and Tours (from Memorial Library Instruction Program).
See also Instructional Services for Faculty (from Campus Library and Information Literacy Instruction Program).
Course Reserves Information for Faculty and Instructors : Get details about placing materials on reserve. Reserves for many courses in the humanities and social sciences are in College Library's Reserve Collection, Helen C. White Hall.
Privileges at Other Research Libraries
In some cases, a Letter of Introduction may be required to even gain access to other library collections. Please contact Dineen Grow
Alerts and RSS Feeds
Alerts and RSS Feeds: Learn about a variety of options to keep informed about new information in your field.
Faculty may make arrangements to designate currently-enrolled Madison campus students or staff as Faculty Runners to borrow library materials in their names, subject to the same policies as loans made in person by the faculty member. See Faculty Runner Cards.
Memorial Library has a limited number of studies available for use by faculty members on the 5th floor. These spaces are for Professors, Assistant Professors, and Associate Professors on campus who use the Memorial Library collection heavily. Due to the limited number of studies, they are shared by at least two faculty members. Any books kept in the studies must have CURRENT due date slips in them or they will be removed by library staff. Renewal forms are sent out once a year and need to be filled out and returned to the Circulation Office, Room 170, Memorial Library. If you have any questions please contact Carl Croushore.
Book Delivery Service
Memorial Library has initiated a project to deliver books directly to campus offices. Because this is a pilot project, certain restrictions apply:
- Only faculty and academic staff are eligible for office delivery.
- Delivery is limited to six campus buildings: Humanities, Ingraham, Social Science, Van Hise, Vilas Hall, and H.C. White.
- Service is limited to books from the collections of Memorial Library. Books from other campus libraries (including Mills Music Library and Special Collections) and non-book material (e.g., ILL, journals, microfilm) cannot be delivered.
- Only five items may be requested per day.
- There is no return service; please return books to the most convenient campus library.
Completed Online Request Forms received by noon, Monday through Friday, will be sent out the same day. Items should be delivered within three business days.
You will receive an email either confirming that the item has been checked out to you and shipped or that the item cannot be found.
We value your feedback. Please let us know what you think of the service and how it can be improved by filling out the User Comments form, or filling out the form that is included in each delivered book.