Hours | Wisconsin Historical Society

General Information

Hours

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

Hours | Wisconsin Historical Society

COVID-19 Information

To protect your safety and ours, if you are not feeling well please plan to visit us at another time.

General Information

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

Library & Archives

Library Reading RoomM - TH: 8 AM -7 PM | F: 8 AM - 5 PM | Sat: 9 AM - 4 PM | Closed Sundays
Archives Reading Room: M - F: 8 AM - 5 PM | Sat: 9 AM - 4 PM | Closed Sundays
For information on exceptions to our hours (e.g. for holidays and private events) please review our Scheduled Closures

VIRTUAL SERVICES

In addition to our in person services, we also provide a number of virtual services including:

HAVE QUESTIONS?

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

Historic Preservation Office 

Our hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm, appointments are strongly recommended but not required.
For information on exceptions to our hours (e.g. for holidays and private events) please review our Scheduled Closures

To schedule an appointment:

All appointment requests must be accompanied by a full list of requested materials. Access to files and scheduling is subject to staff availability. 

For all other services visit us at wisconsinhistory.org/hp or email your request to askshpo@wisconsinhistory.org

Scheduled Closures

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 3-5Closed
Labor Day Weekend
November 23

Library Reading Room closing at 5:00pm (stacks close at 4:30pm)

Day before Thanksgiving
November 24ClosedThanksgiving Day
December 24-January 2, 2023Library and Archives Closed
Christmas/New Years Day