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Support the Library

"Nobody ever graduated from a library, but nobody ever graduated without one." — some smart guy

Our sentiments exactly! At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Andersen Library our mission is to support research and learning in all academic disciplines. Our physical Library is open over 100 hours a week and provides a great place for private and group study. Our "virtual" library is open 24/7 and provides on-demand access to many of our key resources and services. Our goal is to provide access to the best resources and the most knowledgeable staff that we can. We take pride in creating innovative and timely services to better educate and inform our community

Sound easy? Well, it takes considerable effort and considerable resources to meet these lofty goals. Just as there are never enough hours in the day, we can never provide all of the resources we feel the UWW community deserves. There's always one more resource or one more service we'd like to provide but simply can't afford. But with your support the Library can continue supporting academic excellence on the UW-Whitewater campus. Here are some ways to support Andersen Library:

Become a Friend

The Friends of Andersen Library is a not for profit group that advocates for and assists the Library in meeting its academic and educational goals. Memberships are available at a variety of levels with benefits including:

  • Training sessions on computerized library searching
  • Workshops on genealogy
  • News about library collections and technological development
  • Invitations to special programs and events
  • Pre-sale privileges for the annual library book sale
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are contributing significantly to the library

For more information contact Myrna McCallister, Library Director, at 262-472-5516 or mccallim@uww.edu or Roni Telfer, President of the Friends.

Make a Donation

Andersen Library will always gladly accept donations of new or gently used books, magazines, software or other learning resources. All donations are reviewed by subject Librarians for inclusion in our collection. If an item is not added to our collection it is sold in our annual book sale. Either way, your donation will directly benefit the Library. For more information on making a donation in kind please contact Technical Services, at 262-472-5575 or knights@uww.edu.

If you find it more convenient, you may also make a cash donation at any time and in any amount. Please contact Myrna McCallister, Library Director, at 262-472-5516 or mccallim@uww.edu for more information.

In Memoria Purchases

Want to memorialize a special event or special person? Consider making a donation for the purchase of a title in a the subject area of your choice. The Library will place a bookplate in the item memorializing the person and/or occasion. For more information contact Myrna McCallister, Library Director, at 262-472-5516 or mccallim@uww.edu.

Be an Advocate

Another great way to support the Library is simply to use the Library. We exist solely for the betterment of the UWW and area community. We know there are many library "fans" on and off campus. We also know that word of mouth is the best advertisement. Tell a friend. Tell a classmate how important the Library is to you. A busy library is a successful library.


Got a community service requirement? The Library is a great place to volunteer. For more information contact the Circulation Desk at 262-472-5511 or circdesk@uww.edu.

Other Ideas?

For additional ways of supporting Andersen Library contact Myrna McCallister, Library Director, at 262-472-5516 or mccallim@uww.edu.


Andersen Library
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Contact the Library

Circulation Desk: 262-472-5511
Reference Desk: 262-472-1032