Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

COVID-19 Update: The library building is open, and all collections are available for browsing. Click here for more information.


Jim Dan Hill Library's response to COVID-19

What to Know

The Jim Dan Hill Library building is open. Library materials and services are available in person, and online, through curb-side pickup. Go to to request materials, get help with research, or to request instructional support by appointment.

When working with a Reference Librarian at the Reference Desk, you will face a second monitor separated from the librarian by Plexiglass, and at the circulation desk as well.

Study rooms are available to be reserved, a perfect place to meet your online class alone and remove your mask while alone in the room. When using a study room, students/patrons will be given a caddy with cleaning supplies and will be expected to wipe down the surfaces they touch in the study room before and after use.

Students, staff, and faculty can continue to access the library’s resources online, as well as pick up materials from the library, and librarians are available for questions by email and e-appointment.

Fines are suspended. Items may be returned via the book drop outside the library main entrance as well as in the book drop at the front desk. For questions regarding fines from the Jim Dan Hill Library, or items borrowed from other University of Wisconsin libraries, please email Jade Jensen. Our Inter-Library Loan (ILL) manager is working with other libraries to extend due dates on ILL materials. Please email Natalie Jersett, with any questions.

Please return ALL items prior to departure if you are leaving the country.

Off-campus access: Articles, streaming videos, online books, etc. When searching databases or clicking on resources in Search Catalog, you will be prompted for your campus username and password. Once you log in once, you should have permission for the length of your session.

Your Library Account: To check your saved items, renew items you have checked out, or see your requests, login via Login Tab.

Reference help is available through email and telephone or Zoom (online) for assistance during the following times:

Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment.

Library Instruction Faculty and instructional staff are welcome to contact us with the Schedule Library Instruction form to make alternative plans for library instruction, including creating library guides, short videos, or other online content.

Instructional Design and Teaching Technology Please contact the Digital Strategies Team for support.