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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
January 2-178 am - 5 pmUW Winter Break
January 18-20Closed M.L. King Day
March 68am - 4 pmSpecial Event
March 16- April 11See Section AboveUW Spring Break & Corona
May 11See Section Above 
May 23-25ClosedMemorial Day
July 4ClosedIndependence Day
September 1Summer Hours End 
September 5-7ClosedLabor Day
November 258 am - 5 pmDay Before Thanksgiving
Nov 26ClosedThanksgiving
Dec 21-23, 28-308 am - 5 pmUW Winter Break
Dec 24-27ClosedChristmas
Dec 31, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021ClosedNew Year

Have Questions?

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