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Alert: University Library

Alert for COVID-19

(updated 5/26/2020)

UW-Stout Library will be closed to the public  

At UW-Stout, our top priority is the health and safety of our students, employees and visitors. To address the challenges posed by the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the UW-Stout Library will be closed further notice.

Library staff will STILL BE AVAILABLE to assist you through phone calls, chat, text, and email. Use Ask a Librarian from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m, Monday - Friday for immediate assistance or schedule a consultation for in-depth research assistance at a time that is convenient to you.


Accessing textbooks, library materials and equipment:

For contactless pickup of library books, media, and equipment, please fill out this form. You will receive a confirmation email when your items are ready for pickup from the library lobby.

Please contact to request summer textbooks.

UW Requests are not availableThe van service that delivers items from other UW Schools has been suspended.

Interlibrary Loan of digital materials (articles and book chapters) is available, however there may be delays.


Return of textbooks, library materials, and equipment:

Students who have textbooks or library materials currently checked out will receive a shipping label in your email from United Parcel Service (UPS) that will provide you with a free shipping label to return materials. At the end of the term, you will be able to package these materials, affix the label and return them to us. If you have library equipment, please box it separately from books to prevent damage.  You should print a 2nd label to use for mailing library equipment. Check here for updates.

Menomonie area students may return textbooks and library materials to the library 24/7 bookdrop located on the right side of the main glass entrance. Equipment can be returned to the library lobby from 10:00am - 2:00pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Textbooks and library items are due on September 8, 2020.  However, the return of items at the end of Spring semester will help us be ready for fall semester.


UW-Stout Online Services:

Many research projects can be completed using our online resources, including: 


For faculty and instructors:

UW-Stout Library is your partner in online instruction. Please consult our Faculty and Instructors page for information about using library resources in Canvas and how librarians can help your class remotely.

Please contact us or a library staff member if you have any questions:

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. - Kate Kramschuster and Susan Lindahl

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