Elton S. Karrmann Library

Phone:  608.342.1679

Elton S. Karrmann Library is the information focal point for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus providing help to faculty, students, staff and patrons through professional librarians and experienced support staff. The information desk is located on 2nd floor of the building, and library services can be accessed remotely by phone, email, and live chat on the library's web page.

Regular Semester Hours are:

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Karrmann Library provides print, electronic and multi-media resources.The Karrmann Library collection has over 150,000 physical books with access to over 990,000 digital books and over 400 digital databases - which offer full-text access to journals and newspaper titles. Digital materials can be accessed remotely by all faculty, staff, and students at any UW-Platteville campus. A statewide interlibrary loan network connecting all University of Wisconsin libraries supplements these materials. Special collections include the Instructional Material Lab on the first floor and the Southwest Wisconsin Room which contains the University Archives, the Area Research Center, and the Southwest Wisconsin Collection located on the ground floor of Ullsvik Hall.  

The library’s web page, https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/karrmann-library, accessible from the main UW-Platteville page, provides access to expert staff, all these resources and more. The library’s resources can be accessed either in the library from over 75 general access computers or remotely from computer labs, residence hall rooms, offices or homes.The library also offers a variety of study areas, reading rooms, audiovisual equipment including listening areas, assistive technology equipment, a U-Record Studio, a Virtual Reality Room, collaboration station on 2nd floor, and a smartboard on the 1st floor. The library is committed to supporting individual study and research. We also offer paperbacks, movies and current bestsellers for fun and relaxation.

Multi-Campus Support

The Karrmann Library provides institution-wide support for UW-Platteville's Main campus, Baraboo Sauk County campus, and Distance campus.

Southwest Wisconsin Room

Web: https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/southwest-wisconsin-archives
Phone:  608.342.1719
Email:  swwis@uwplatt.edu

This resource contains UW-Platteville’s archives, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Area Research Center, and a reading room. Its collections consist of books as well as extensive manuscript and iconographic primary source materials that pertain to the history of UW-Platteville, Southwest Wisconsin, and genealogy.