UW Libraries and Special Collections for the Arts

Looking to learn more about the arts or further your own research? Whether you’re an artist or just exploring, UW–Madison Libraries offers world-class opportunities to research art. Explore catalogs and digital archives with the expert guidance of UW–Librarians and unearth hidden treasures in collections of books, photos, and music. The libraries listed below will connect you with a vibrant community of artists, researchers, and enthusiasts that can ignite your creativity.

Elsewhere on campus, you may plunge into poetry in College Library’s Gaus Collection, explore Memorial Library’s materials on creative writing, dance, film studies, and theater, and buttress your arts business and arts administration awareness at the Business Library. There’s no limit to where you might find inspiration.

Photos: Alex André