Services for Students

New to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Washington County library?

Try this guide for General Library information for New UWM at Washington County students

Citation & Writing Help

The library can connect you with resources to help you with writing and citing sources in your research papers.


The library circulates a variety of equipment for short-term loans, typically day-only use or 1-3 days loans.

  • Graphing calculators
  • Headphones
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Digital voice recorders
  • Digital 35mm and video cameras

Group Study Rooms

The library has three group study spaces dedicated to collaborative group work. Our "smart" study room has a wireless projector that accommodates up to 4 laptops so students can share their work on an 8' x 15 ' whiteboard wall.   Reserve a group study room at the Welcome Desk.


Students wishing to make photocopies may use the student photocopier/printer located in Lab 259. All student copies are $.10 each and will be deducted from the student’s print account.


Students at UW-Washington County use their UCard balance to manage their student printing accounts. Each student will be issued a $10.00 initial balance on their UCard when they receive it. This initial balance is applied one time only; students may add additional funds to the UCard accounts to pay for printing here: UCard balances do not expire until one year of inactivity after the student is no longer matriculated at the university. Please read the UCard FAQ for more information here:

Students will be charged $.10 for black & white prints and $.25 for color prints. The printer will default to double-sided copies, but individuals may change their preference to print on a single-sided page. Purchases are non-refundable.

Research Assistance

Librarians are here to help with all aspects of the research process including:

  • Figuring out research topic ideas
  • Finding background information on your topic
  • Identifying high quality, scholarly resources for your topic or project
  • Managing citations and creating bibliographies

Stop by the library during regular library hours, or schedule an appointment with a librarian.

Reserve Collection

This collection, located behind the circulation desk, includes books, articles, and/or audio and video tapes for short-term reading or viewing as assigned by faculty. Since many students need to access a limited number of copies or materials, fines for overdue items are heavy: 2-hr. loans: $.50 per hour overdue, per item.