Chalmer Davee Library

Chalmer Davee Library COVID-19 Response and Updates


Effective Monday, September 21, 2020: During the UWRF Shelter-In-Place, the library will be open Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. The University Archives & Area Research Center and Textbook Services will be physically closed to the public. Curbside pickup and virtual services are available. See below for more information.

Library staff is also available to assist you remotely. During this time, the library will perform many services virtually via phone, email, and other methods. This includes reference services, troubleshooting access to e-resources, and processing Interlibrary Loan requests. See below for details.

Request a Hold for a Physical Item

This semester, the third floor is closed, and there is no access to the book stacks on that level. Using Search@UW, you can place a hold on an item, and staff will retrieve it for you and place it on our patron hold shelf. Staff will notify you via your UWRF email address when the item is ready. See How to Request a Hold for a Physical Library Item for detailed instructions.

Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickip is available Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by appointment only. See our Curbside Pickup webpage for detailed information. Call 715-425-3321 or email with questions.

Returning Materials

Library materials may be returned using the outside bookdrop located on the west side of the building near the main entrance doors to the first floor lobby or using the indoor bookdrop at the front desk during open hours. Returned items are quaratined for four days and checked in on the fifth day, so please note you may not receive confirmation of your returned items for several days. You can email for more information.

Bookable Study Rooms

Our Audiovisual Rooms/Study Rooms on the main floor of the library are available by reservation. You can reserve a study room here. For healthy and safety purposes, the maximum occupancy of each study room is limited to one person. We are unable to provide whiteboard markers, so bring your own if they are needed. Please check in at the library front desk when you arrive for your reservation. If you have any questions, email

Resource Sharing and Interlibrary Loan

UW System resource sharing and interlibrary loan have resumed.  For assistance with either service, call 715-425-3321 or email

Reference & Research Help

For reference questions or research help, you can book a session with a librarian or email

Online Resources for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Please see this guide for more information about accessing the library’s online resources including electronic book and journal collections and streaming videos:

University Archives & Area Research Center

Virtual reference services are available. Call 715-425-3567 or email

Textbook Services

Curbside pickup is available. Please make an appointment using the Textbook Pickup form. Please visit the Textbook Services webpage or email for more information.

Not on Campus?

If you are taking online only classes and/or are unable to come to campus, please fill out the form to request your textbooks be mailed to you:


Still Have Spring or Summer Items?

Textbooks, iClickers, and Garmins from spring and summer may be returned in the book drop outside of Hagestad Hall. If you are unable to return items in person, please contact for a shipping label.

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