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About MCW Libraries

With locations at MCW, Froedtert Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW),  MCW Libraries serves as the primary provider of information services for the more than 10,000 MCW faculty, residents, students, staff of MCW, and hospital employees of CHW and Froedtert.

MCW Libraries also provides information services/health care information to patients and their families.

While our primary users are faculty, staff and students of MCW, Froedtert, and Children's, all three libraries are open to anyone. (Some restrictions apply to employees of for-profit institutions such as law firms, pharmaceutical companies, etc.) For more information, contact the library at (414) 955-8302.

As a designated "Resource Library" within the Regional Medical Library program (a 10-State library network operating under the auspices of the National Library of Medicine), the MCW Libraries are also responsible for providing medical information services to the 5.5 million people of Wisconsin.

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  MCW Libraries Mission Statement

Empowering MCW missions in the discovery of knowledge to improve health and advance science. We do this by linking to high quality information resources and supporting learning opportunities in order to position the MCW community to be leaders in their fields.

  Library Committee

The primary function of the Library Committee is to serve as a liaison between the Library staff, MCW Administration, and the faculty of the Medical College. The Committee advises on budget development and implementation, library policies, library computer services, promotion of library use to faculty, and development and implementation of changes in library services. The Committee meets six times per year.

Committee members are either elected or appointed to serve by the dean of the medical school.

  Patron Code of Conduct

This policy is designed to preserve the MCW Libraries (Todd Wehr, Children’s and Froedtert) as places for research, learning and quiet study. All user (patron) conduct that disrupts the use of the library facilities, collections or services is defined as unacceptable and is prohibited. Users are urged to report disruptive behavior immediately to staff so that appropriate steps can be taken. Examples of disruptive or unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  1. Mutilation or destruction of Library buildings, materials or equipment. 
  2. Engaging in loud conversation or rowdy behavior. 
  3. Arguing with library employees or using abusive, threatening, or offensive language toward other library users or library employees. 
  4. Following staff or other users around the library or staring at staff or other users such that they are made to feel uncomfortable or threatened. 
  5. Not allowing staff to search possessions when the security gate alarm has been activated upon exit. 
  6. Non-compliance with the acceptable use policy of Library computers. The acceptable use policy is posted in the Todd Wehr Library Microlab, as wallpaper on each public computer, at appropriate points at the entrance to the libraries and on the Library’s web page. 
  7. Remaining in the Todd Wehr Library after closing or refusing to leave when staff announce the library is closing. 
  8. Refusing to show proper ID when requested. 
  9. Opening emergency exits except in an emergency situation. 
  10. Accessing without authorization or altering or damaging any computer system network program or data. 
  11. The conduct of children under 18 years of age while they are in the Library is the responsibility of their parents/legal guardians. Children under the age of thirteen must not be left unattended in the library.

Any patron who commits or attempts to commit any of the disturbances listed above –or anything construed to be a disturbance – or other behaviors illegal under the laws of the state or federal government is subject to sanctions, including: 

  • Being asked to leave the library 
  • Being reported to MCW Security or Children’s or Froedtert Security for incidents that occur in those hospitals

Offenders are subject to loss of all library privileges including using the library premises.