Library and Archives Hours | Wisconsin Historical Society

General Information

Hours

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Wisconsin Historical Society's headquarters building (map) is located on Library Mall of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. We are free and open to the public.

Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: 608-264-6535
Email: asklibrary@wisconsinhistory.org
Website: wisconsinhistory.org

Building Hours

Our hours are based on the University of Wisconsin-Madison academic calendar and are subject to change. See the scheduled closures section below.

Mon - Thu, 8 am - 9 pm
Fri - Sat, 8 am - 5 pm
Sunday and Major Holidays - Closed

Library Hours

Librarians and archivists are available to help you explore our collections documenting the history of North America. Our hours are subject to change based on the University of Wisconsin-Madison academic calendar. See the scheduled closures section below.

Mon - Thu, 8 am - 9 pm
Fri - Sat, 8 am - 5 pm
Sunday and Major Holidays - Closed

Access to the Microforms Room and book stacks ends 30 minutes before closing time. During the University of Wisconsin recesses, the Library closes at 5 pm daily.

Archives Hours

Hours subject to change based on the University of Wisconsin-Madison academic calendar.
See the scheduled closures section below.

Mon - Fri, 8 am-5 pm
Sat, 9 am-4 pm
Sunday and Major Holidays - Closed

Retrieval Hours for Archives Collections

Hours subject to change based on the University of Wisconsin-Madison academic calendar.
See the scheduled closures section below.

Mon - Fri, 8 am-4:30 pm
Sat, 9 am-3:45 pm
(Note: Limited paging during the lunch hour.)
Sunday and Major Holidays - Closed

Scheduled Closures

The chart below shows when the Library's hours are shortened, and when the Library and Archives are closed for holidays and other events. This schedule may change without notice. Before traveling to Madison to use our collections, please call 608-264-6534 to confirm operating hours.

DateChange to ScheduleReason
Jan 1, 2014ClosedNew Year
Jan 2-17, 20148 am - 5 pmUW Intersession
Jan 18-20ClosedMartin Luther King Day
Mar 17-228 am - 5 pmUW Spring Break
May 19 - Jun 148 am - 5 pmUW Intersession
May 24 - May 26ClosedMemorial Day
Jul 4-6ClosedIndependence Day
Aug 11-298 am - 5pmUW Intersession
Aug 30 - Sep 1ClosedLabor Day
Nov 268 am - 5pmDay Before Thanksgiving
Nov 27ClosedThanksgiving
Dec 22-238 am - 5pmUW Intersession
Dec 24-25ClosedChristmas
Dec 26-308 am - 5pmUW Intersession
Dec 31, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015ClosedNew Year
Jan 2-6, 20158 am - 5pmUW Intersession

Have Questions?

Contact our Library and Archives staff at 608-264-6535 or by email below:

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