Location & Directions


The Department of Special Collections is located on the 9th floor of Memorial Library. From the 1st floor take the elevator marked "South Stacks and Special Collections" to the 9th floor. The exhibit area of Special Collections will be straight ahead; from the exhibit area the reading room is to the right.


To get to Memorial Library from University Avenue, turn north onto Lake Street. Memorial Library is at the corner of Lake Street and State Street, and faces the University Bookstore building.

The closest public parking is the City of Madison State Street Campus Ramp on North Lake Street between State Street and University Avenue.

Detailed directions to Memorial Library »


Map of the UW-Madison campus near Memorial Library

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A map of this and other campus libraries can be found at the campus libraries map page.