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
Dec 22-23, 20148 am - 5pmUW Intersession
Dec 24-25, 2014ClosedChristmas
Dec 26-30, 20148 am - 5pmUW Intersession
Dec 31, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015ClosedNew Year
Jan 2-16, 20158 am - 5 pmUW Intersession
Jan 17-19ClosedMartin Luther King Day
Mar 30 - April 48 am - 5 pmUW Spring Break
May 18 - Jun 138 am - 5 pmUW Intersession
May 23-25ClosedMemorial Day
Jul 4ClosedIndependence Day
Aug 10 - Sep 48 am - 5pmUW Intersession
Sep 5-7ClosedLabor Day
Nov 258 am - 5pmDay Before Thanksgiving
Nov 26ClosedThanksgiving
Dec 23, 20158 am - 5pmUW Intersession
Dec 24-27, 2015ClosedChristmas
Dec 28-30, 20158 am - 5pmUW Intersession
Dec 31, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016ClosedNew Year
Jan 4-15, 20168 am - 5pmUW Intersession

Have Questions?

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

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