Frequently Asked Questions

 What are the library's hours?

Please see the Library Hours page.

 Are you open to the public?

We are open to the public for non-profit research. Many of our users are patients, families of patients, members of the general public seeking consumer health information, researchers, and health care professionals. Members of the public can use our resources onsite including books, journals, and databases.

 Where are the branch libraries located?

Please see our Library Locations.
 

 What are the reference desk hours?

The reference desk is staffed Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. except holidays. Librarians are available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to help with questions. Call (414) 955-8302 to ask a reference question by phone. Also, questions may be e-mailed at any time to asklib@mcw.edu. Visit our Ask-a-Librarian page for more options.

 Where can visitors to the MCW Libraries park?

Visitors to the MCW Libraries can park in the Visitor’s Lot for free on an as-available basis. (The lot may be full or reserved if there’s a special event.) The Visitor’s Lot is across 87th Street from the Health Research Center of the Medical College in which the Todd Wehr Library is located. (See the MCW Campus Map.) Ring the intercom and tell the Public Safety Officer on duty that you are visiting the library.  They will open the gate to allow you to enter the lot or direct you to another parking location.

 How can I access MCW Libraries databases and electronic journals from home?

Users can choose the Proxy Server as the way to access databases and electronic journals from off-campus. MCW faculty, staff, and students are eligible for this service; select other users (including volunteer and adjunct faculty) may be able to apply for access. Please see our Connect from Off Campus to MCW Libraries page for more information and options.
 

 Can I request an item owned by the MCW Libraries without coming to the library?

Yes, the Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries provides document delivery service to Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Froedtert Hospital faculty, staff, and students. To learn more about this service, visit our Document Delivery and our Library on Request Web pages.
 

 How can I request items not owned by the MCW Libraries?

You may request items not owned by the library the same way that you can request items that are owned. Please see our Library on Request pages for more information.
 

 Who do I contact if I need help with the learning management system (Desire2Learn/D2L)?

For help, please e-mail lmshelp@mcw.edu.

 I’m located at the VA and I’m having trouble accessing MCW Libraries resources. What’s wrong?

Some MCW faculty, staff, residents and students located at the VA can access MCW Libraries resources directly. For those who can’t, use the library’s proxy server at proxy.lib.mcw.edu. Use your MCW e-mail login and password to log into the proxy server. Please see our Connect from Off Campus to MCW Libraries page for more information.
 

 Are photocopiers and printers available in the libraries?

For the convenience of library users, photocopiers are located in the Todd Wehr Library, Froedtert Library, and Children’s Hospital Library. A nominal fee is charged for photocopies. A printer is available in the Microcomputer Center at Todd Wehr Library and at the patron workstations at Froedtert Library. Printing operates only with a copy card, which can be purchased from a vending machine in Todd Wehr or at the circulation desk at Froedtert Library. Color printing is available at Todd Wehr for an additional cost.

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