Get Books

E-Book Collections:   While e-book editions can be found for many texts within the library catalog, or, as a format limit as applied to a search within the catalog, e-book collections can also be browsed (or searched) as a resource type as selected from the Libraries’ database menu.  Please note that not every title identified within these specific collections will be available; very specific titles are selected and licensed for access. Please select the “i” icon to learn more about any particular resource.


Special Note: DANE COUNTY OFFICE personnel should use the campus catalog’s“Place Request” button to have books delivered to a convenient campus library. Present your UW-Madison Photo ID (Wiscard) to check-out these books.

  • How to Get your Wiscard.
    • Use Interlibrary Loan or WorldCat to request books that are not owned by UW-Madison Libraries be delivered to your favorite campus library.
    • Tip: Steenbock Library has convenient parking in the parking ramp (Lot 36) directly behind Steenbock Library on Observatory Drive. This is a gated lot which requires taking a ticket upon entry and paying upon exit (at pay-stations or gate). On weekends there is free parking all day with the exception of football (home game) Saturdays.