Established in 1964 by the UW Water Resources Institute, Wisconsin's Water Library (formerly known as the Water Resources Library) is unique among UW-Madison's many libraries for its collection of almost 30,000 volumes of water-related information including journals and newsletters, a curriculum collection, dozens of educational videos and a substantial children's collection. It is an academic library affilated with the Aquatic Sciences Center. The Library's collection may be searched on-line via MadCat. The collection is supplemented by the major research collection, numerous online databases, and full-text resources of the UW-Madison.
Books, documents, reports, microfiche, most newsletters, and the current issues of journals are in room 238. Back issues of journals are in room 232A. The librarian is in room 247.
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The Library's Mission
The library’s mission is to collect, preserve and provide science-based resources about waters of the Great Lakes and Wisconsin, in support of the UW Aquatic Sciences Center, and both of the programs it administers, the Water Resources Institute and the Sea Grant Institute.