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Collections and Locations

 

The Collections

The collections of the UW-Stout Library support the mission of the library and the university to provide innovative, dynamic, and holistic collections that support the teaching, learning, research, and leisure information needs of UW-Stout stakeholders.  The physical library collections are managed with the user in mind and are intended to co-exist with library e-resources.  The library uses a “Collaborative Collections” concept, which means the collections and the library spaces work together to promote use of the collections, collaboration, and learning.

 

Main Collection

The library’s general book collection and largest physical collection.  The books are organized by Library of Congress Classification (LLC).  The Main Collection and is located on floors 3, 4, 5.

 

Educational Materials Center (EMC)

The EMC supports the Pre-K through 12 teacher education programs of the university and consists of five major collections: Juvenile, Young Adult, Text, Kit, Puppet and EMC Periodicals. The EMC is located on the second floor. 

 

Comics and Graphics Novels (CGN)

The CGN collection supports the School of Art and Design and the English and Philosophy Department and provides access to thousands of books and has three major collections: Comics and Graphic Novels (general), Manga and CGN Professional. The books are organized alphabetically by primary writer/author/creator.  The CGN Collection is located on the second floor adjacent to the library’s Makerspace.  

 

Popular Books

This collection provides access to popular fiction and non-fiction titles.  The collection is routinely updated, and older books are moved to the Main Collection annually.  This high-use collection is located in the Popular Collections area on the first floor.   

 

Audiobooks

The Audiobooks collection contains a selection of popular and classic fiction and non-fiction titles.  This collection is located in the Popular Collections area on the first floor.

 

DVDs and Blu-Rays

The DVDs and Blu-rays are divided into two major collections: Movies & TV (organized alphabetically by title) and Documentaries and Non-Fiction Videos (organized by Library of Congress Classification LLC).  The collections are located in the Popular Collections area on the first floor. 

 

Video Games

This dynamic collection of over 1,200 titles consists of games from the major video gaming consoles including PS4, PS3, PSVR, XBOX One, XBOX 360, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and Wii.  The collections are organized by video gaming system and then by title.  The Video Games collection is located in the Popular Collections area on the first floor.

 

Vintage Video Games

This collection is intended to be used with the vintage gaming consoles in the library’s Gaming and Digital Innovation (GDI) Lab and is located behind the Circulation Desk on first floor.  To view which games are available, search the binders in the GDI Lab and bring the card to the circulation desk to check out the game.  In-building use only.  

 

Stout Authors

The Stout Authors collection consists of published books  by UW-Stout faculty, staff, students and alumni.  The collection is located on Third Floor South near the Civil Liberties collection. 

 

Civil Liberties

The Civil Liberties collection is a newly developed collection made possible by a grant from the Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation (CSII) that focuses on civil liberties issues and topics.  The collection is located on 3rd Floor South near the Stout Authors collection.

 

Periodicals (Magazines/Newspapers/Journals)

This Periodicals collection is split into two distinct collections.  The Current Newspapers and Periodicals collection has two years of all the current library print newspaper and magazine subscriptions.  It is located on second floor near the Comics and Graphic Novels collection.  The Print Periodicals collection, which consists of backfile and older runs of physical journals and magazines is located on fourth floor North.   

 

E-Resources

The library provides access to broad array of e-resources including streaming videos, e-books, and articles/e-databases.  To find and access this great collection of e-resources use Search@UW or visit the library’s  Streaming Videos page, E-Books page, or Databases A to Z page.

Contact Information:
Cory Mitchell
Collection Development Librarian
Office: 321-A Robert S. Swanson and Learning Center
715-232-2363
mitchellc@uwstout.edu

 

Study Areas

 

Quiet Study Areas

  • The fifth floor is designated as the quiet study area.
  • Other floors have seating tucked along walls and book stacks that may be quieter.

 

Group Study Rooms and Areas

Group study rooms are intended for two or more users.  If you choose to use these rooms individually, you may be asked to leave if a group requests it.  Group study rooms are equipped with large monitor or projection systems for screen sharing, whiteboards, tables and chairs.  Whiteboard markers are available at the Circulation Desk (1st Floor) for checkout with a Stout ID.

Library Group Study Rooms

4 people - 113, 117, 402, 403, 502 and 503
6 people - 111B
8 people - 111A
 

Open Group Study Locations
  • Reference Room first floor - Six booths at back of room.
  • Library Instruction Lab, Room 111* when classes are not in session - two large seminar tables and six collaborative pods.
  • Room 211* when classes/meetings are not in session.
  • Room 221 large table and 6 chairs.
  • Room 220D* and 430E* when meetings are not in session.

* Calendars with scheduled events are posted outside of rooms 111, 211, 220D and 403E

 

Library Conference and Classroom Spaces

 

Conference Spaces

RSLC 217
  • Large TV screen, screen sharing available with AirMedia, whiteboard and conference telephone.
  • Seats: 20.
  • Open to campus staff groups for reservations.  Call Dawn Skovbroten 715-232-2392 to reserve.
  • Locked when not reserved.
RSLC 220D
  • Large TV screen, screen sharing available with AirMedia, and whiteboard.
  • Seats: 5-6.
  • Open to campus staff or student organizations for reservations.  Call Dawn Skovbroten 715-232-2392 to reserve,
  • Room is open for use as spur of the moment study space by students when not reserved by staff.
RSLC 430E
  • Large TV screen, screen sharing available with AirMedia, and two large whiteboards.
  • Seats: 12
  • Open to staff or student organizations for reservations.  Call Dawn Skovbroten 715-232-2392 to reserve.
  • Room is open for use as spur of moment study space by students when not reserved by staff.

Additional details about library conference room use are available on the Library Conference Room Use Policy page.

 

Classroom Spaces

RSLC 111
  • Overhead projector, whiteboard and SmartBoard.
  • Seats: 30.
  • 30 desktop computer stations for Library Instruction and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) labs - Therefore reservations are restricted and must go through Aubrey Huff by calling 715-232-1429.
  • Room is open for use as spur of moment study space by students when not reserved by staff.
  • Additional information on the Library Instruction Lab Use page.
RSLC 211
  • Overhead projector and teacher's station.
  • Seats: 25.
  • Reservations are fairly unrestricted, though will not be scheduled for re-occurring weekly meetings Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Contact Tanya Gunkel at 715-232-1892.
  • Open to staff or student groups for reservations
  • Classroom is open for use for spur of moment study space by students when not reserved by staff.