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Alert for COVID-19

(updated 9/11/2020)

UW-Stout Library is open

The library is open to UW-Stout students, faculty, and staff.  Visitors who wish to use the library should complete the Vendor/Invited Guest Registration before coming to campus.

Semester building hours have resumed.

Masks are required to enter the building, and physical distancing measures should be observed.

Textbooks and Archives are open by appointment only during August.  Please use links at the bottom of this page to contact those offices.

Library staff are 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:

Textbook distribution has begun!  All Textbooks will be picked-up from the building loading dock at the back of the R.S. Swanson Library and Learning Center.  Do Not enter the building, no textbook service is provided inside the library building - please go to the outside back of the building.

If you are living in the dorms, pick up your textbooks on the day you move in.  Housing staff will provide information on when you should pick up your textbooks.

If you are living off campus, please go directly to the back of the building to pick up your textbooks through Sunday, Sept. 6th.  Beginning Monday, Sept. 7th, students will line up at the front of the library, provide their Stout ID, then continue around the outside of the library to the north loading dock to pick up their textbooks.  Questions can be sent by emailing  Please be patient, we are very busy.

UW Requests are now available.  In Search@UW change the right drop-down to UW Books/Media to request items from other UW System libraries.

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


Return of textbooks, library materials, and equipment:

Textbooks and library books can be returned 24/7 to the library bookdrop on the east side of the glass entrance.  Do not return textbooks to 3rd floor, they must be quarantined upon return.

Equipment must be returned in-person during library hours.

Textbooks and library items are due on September 8, 2020.  However, the earlier return of items 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. 

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