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Library and Archives Hours | Wisconsin Historical Society

General Information

Hours

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

Library and Archives Hours | Wisconsin Historical Society

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: www.wisconsinhistory.org

Library Hours

To protect your safety and ours during the COVID-19 pandemic, options for accessing the library and our collections have changed. Please visit our COVID-19 Closures and Updates page for the most up to date information.

Archives Hours

To protect your safety and ours during the COVID-19 pandemic, options for accessing the archives and our collections have changed. Please visit our COVID-19 Closures and Updates page for the most up to date information.

Scheduled Closures

To protect your safety and ours during the COVID-19 pandemic, options for accessing the library and archives have changed. Please visit our COVID-19 Closures and Updates page for the most up to date information.

The chart below reflects our typical schedule for 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
September 78 am - 7 pmFall Hours Begin
October 22Library Reading Room closing 1 hour early at 4pmPrivate Event
October 23Library Reading Room closing 90 minutes early at 2:30pmPrivate Event
November 248 am - 5 pmDay Before Thanksgiving
Nov 25ClosedThanksgiving
Dec 23, 27-308 am - 5 pmUW Winter Break
Dec 24-26ClosedChristmas
Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022ClosedNew Year

Have Questions?

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