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Faculty and Staff Guide to the UWM Libraries: Welcome

Learn about the collections, services, and library staff that can enrich your teaching and research experiences.

Welcome to the UWM Libraries

Ewa Barczyk We are multiple libraries housed within a centrally located building with knowledgeable staff to help with your research and teaching.

The Libraries provide access to over 90,000 e-journals as well as numerous databases, and offer over six million books, media and other physical resources.

I encourage you to participate in our instructional sessions and take a tour of the Libraries.

Do you have any questions or comments about our services? Let me know; we are always eager to hear directly from you.

I can be reached via email at or in person -- I invite you to stop in for a visit.

On behalf of the UWM Libraries staff, I extend a warm welcome.

Ewa Barczyk, Associate Provost & Director of Libraries

Need Help??

To get help with your research, you can contact a librarian by calling the Ask a Librarian Desk at (414) 229-4659 or by coming into the library during regular hours.

For assistance 24/7, you can email, IM or chat with a librarian.



If you need help researching a topic, you may want to contact the librarian who specializes in your subject area. See the list of Library Contacts. or request a Research Consultation.


Learn about the collections, services, and library staff that can enrich your teaching and research experiences.

Strategic Plan 2012-2017

  • near-term goals for collections, services, and facilities

Finding Resources

  • how to find and get access to articles, journals, books and databases
  • faculty/staff borrowing privileges
  • getting help for you or your students
  • requesting materials not available in the Libraries

Research Support

  • assistance in managing personal research data
  • new and trial items in the Libraries' collections
  • copyright, patent and trademark information
  • open access and issues in scholarly communication
  • research consultations
  • getting help for you or your assistants

Instruction Support

  • arrange course integrated instruction
  • how to place items on course reserve
  • distance education support
  • getting help for you or your students

Library Contacts

  • people to help with instructional needs in your department/unit
  • people to help with collection development needs

Building Resources and Partners

  • building amenities such as carrels, Grind coffee shop, printers, etc.
  • building partners including CIPD, LTC, UITS, Writing Center, Campus Connections Arch

    Staff and Building Directory