Having Trouble Searching? Here’s How to Ask for Help!

Now that we’re entering the point in the semester when many students are beginning work on writing papers or research projects, we wanted to remind you that the librarians are here to help. We can help you search for items in Search at UW, find extra resources, or figure out how the heck to cite a Twitter interview in APA style. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for help-it can save you time and help you find things you may not have otherwise.

Also, if you receive any error messages or have trouble accessing a website/resource while using our library resources, please use the blue “Report a Problem” link in the Get It or View it tabs in Search at UW. Although it’s useful for us to know of any technical issues, we also want to make sure that we can help you find an alternate copy of an article or book while the issue is being fixed.

Email (checked on weekdays): refdesk@uwrf.edu

On-call Reference hours (Come up to the library’s front desk and a Reference Librarian will be paged for you):

Monday-Thursday: 9-4:30

Friday: 9-2

Saturday: 1-5

Sunday: 1-3:30



Dr. Elizabeth Fenn Speaking on March 30 1:30-3:00 PM

Elizabeth Fenn


Coming soon….

…when you return from the most amazing Spring Break ever, make sure you check out the most “popping” workshop ever! Check out the details below; we look forward to seeing all you well-rested folks there!


Finals Week Hours

Happy last day of classes!  Here are our hours, starting with hours today:

Friday 12/16 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 12/17 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/18 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Monday 12/19 – Wednesday 12/21 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Thursday 12/22 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 12/23 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 12/24 – Monday 12/26 CLOSED

Good luck on finals!


Thanksgiving Break Hours

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

The library is open during the following times during Thanksgiving Break:

Wednesday, 11/23, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, 11/24, closed

Friday, 11/25, closed

Saturday, 11/26, closed

Sunday, 11/27, 3:30 p.m. to midnight

We hope you have a relaxing, happy vacation!

Friday Finds: New Books, Music, and Video in Our Collection

Happy Friday!  Here is a sampling of the latest items in our collection:

Streaming Video (Films on Demand):

New Films on Demand documentaries are added to Search at UW regularly. You can also browse through this link.  New titles from HBO were recently added, you can look through that collection here.

Streaming Classical Music (Naxos Music Library):

Naxos Music Library is the latest addition to our library’s collection. Over 120,000 discs of classical music are now available for listening. This resource is limited to ten simultaneous users.

New Books:

Check out our New Items shelf near the library’s front desk. New titles are always being added. Here is a sample of just a few:

The Food and Cooking of Brazil

Prince of Fire: The Story of Diwali

Quiet Power: The Secret Strength of Introverts 



Library Open House and Spooky Stories Event on October 19th!



The Library is holding an Open House on October 19th from 2-6 PM. The festivities include:

  • FREE Giveaways
  • FREE Falcon Foods Ice Cream
  • Raffle Drawings
  • Adult Coloring
  • Pokemon Search
  • Yard Games
  • Photo Booth
  • Archives Car Show

Attend for a chance to win $40 in gift cards to local businesses:

  • Bo’s N Mine
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Fox Den Book
  • Falls Theatre


After the Open House, stick around for Spooky Stories with “Haunted” series author, Michael Norman from 6:30-7:30. FREE hot beverages will be provided.