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Student-Funded Library Resources: Student-Funded Library Resources

These resources are funded through UWL's Academic Initiatives Oversight Committee.

Student Funded Resources

The resources described on this page were funded by UWL's Academic Initiatives Differential Allocation Committee (AIDAC), which is a Student Association group under advisement of the Student Life Office.

Expanded Hours

Students have consistently requested longer hours, especially later weeknight hours and expanded weekend hours. Thanks to Academic Initiatives, the library was able to address this need by adding 4 evening and weekend hours per week to its schedule of open hours.

The expanded open times will be in effect every week during the regular semester, not including holidays and semester breaks.

The hours that have been added due to student funding are:

  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m.– midnight

  • Monday –Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - midnight

  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Please note that these are general building hours and do not reflect hours for all departments within the library.

For a complete list of hours, including holidays, special hours, semester breaks, and specific library departments, please visit the complete Library Hours page.

Databases, E-journals, and Reference Works

The following is an alphabetical list of resources partially or fully funded by students through AIDAC.

Help is Available - Ask a Librarian

Reference Desk

Librarians can help you learn to make the most of the information resources, tools, and services of Murphy Library and beyond!

Weekdays & Sunday afternoons (fall/spring):

  • Visit us at the reference desk (1st floor)
  • Call us at 608.785.8508
  • Web Chat with us

Any time (year-round):

Local history and/or archives research? Special Collections / Area Research Center specialists are available!