Frequently Asked Questions
What are your hours and where are you located?
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.
When are reference librarians available?
Are computers available?
Where can visitors 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 St. from the Health Research Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin 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 library resources 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.
Can I request an item owned by the MCW Libraries without coming to the library?
How can I request items not owned by the MCW Libraries?
I am located at the VA and I am having trouble accessing MCW Libraries resources.
Are photocopiers and printers available in the libraries?
Can I fax or scan items in the library?