Category Archives: Services

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!

Library UW System Requests unavailable April 9-May 20

Due to a migration to a new library services platform, UW System Requests will be unavailable from April 9-May 20. Requests for materials not owned by or currently available at UWRFshould be made through Interlibrary Loan during this time period. Call the Circulation Desk at 3321 for more information.

Charge and Chill Lounge

We are all ready to go for the Fall semester!  Check out the new room we refurnished on the main floor of the library…the Charge and Chill lounge. Enjoy comfy seating while charging your mobile devices. We hope you like it!  lounge1lounge2lounge3

New Strategy for Quiet Study Space

A recurring issue for library patrons is finding quiet space to study.  While the upper level has been designated as a Quiet Zone for some time, patrons will now have an additional tool to ensure that the space they choose to study in is actually quiet.  A student project, designed to identify a new or existing campus issue and implement a practical solution, has led to the library implementing a new strategy so that students can anonymously alert library staff to noisy neighbors without the hassle of having to go downstairs.

The upper level has been broken down into zones indicating a location, such as “Green,” “Blue,” or “Main Stacks H-P,” which is listed on signage throughout the upper level.  Look for signage like this:

quiet zone sign
A cell phone number has been established for patrons to dial and text “LOUD” and enter their zone.  This will prompt supervisors to check the area without alerting anyone that a complaint was made.  The new system will also consist of more frequent walk-throughs to ensure upper level patrons are observing the Quiet Zone policy.

Thanks to Grace Coggio and her Small Group Communication students and library staff member Izzy Quiles for their part in this undertaking.

Quiet Study Space in the Archives

Looking for deep space quiet to do your finals’ preparation?  The University Archives is offering quiet study space to students finals week from 10-4:30pm.  No food or drink allowed.  The archives is located on the lower level of the Chalmer Davee Library.

Update: Laptop/Equipment Checkout

The laptop and equipment checkout program, which was temporarily suspended due to a system upgrade, is restored and functional.  For more information about the check out program please contact the Circulation Desk at 715-425-3321.

Laptop/Equipment Checkout Temporarily Suspended

Due to a complication with a system upgrade, the library will be suspending its laptop and equipment checkout immediately.  We are working on resolving this issue and hope to resume this service prior to the start of the Fall semester.