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Library and Archives Hours | Wisconsin Historical Society

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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
Jan 15 -
Jan 17
ClosedMartin Luther King Jr. Weekend
Jan 18 -
Jan 24
Library Reading Room & Archives Reading Room open 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 4pm Saturday.UW Winter Break
March 14 - March 19Library Reading Room & Archives Reading Room open 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 4pm Saturday.UW Spring Break
May 28 -
May 30
ClosedMemorial Day Weekend
July 2 - July 4ClosedIndependence Day Weekend

Have Questions?

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