Physics, Math and Astronomy Libraries Consolidation

The Physics, Astronomy, and Math libraries will undergo a consolidation over the course of the next two years, beginning in May 2019. The UW-Madison Libraries have embarked on a major effort to transform campus libraries to better meet the changing needs of the campus community. This is a closely coordinated effort with the Physics, Astronomy, and Math departments, as well as the College of Letters & Science.

Summer – Fall 2019

  • Changes to pick-up locations for reserves and ILL materials for Astronomy and Physics beginning in May 2019.
  • Physics Library temporarily closes and Astronomy Library closes permanently.
  • Physics Library and Astronomy Library collections are consolidated into the newly combined library or moved to a shelving facility.

Spring 2020

  • Combined Physics and Astronomy Collections re-open as combined Physical Sciences Library.
  • Math Library permanently closes and is consolidated into the Physical Sciences Library.

Summer 2020

  • Tentative: Combined Physical Sciences Library temporarily closes or partially closes for redevelopment of user spaces. Collections remain available.

Fall 2020

  • Combined Physical Sciences Library reopens with all active collections & services available.