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November 20
Thanksgiving weekend hours
Library hours over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend are as follows:
  • Wednesday, November 25: close at 4:30pm
  • Thursday, November 26: closed
  • Friday, November 27: closed

We will be open our usual hours on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Saturday, November 28: 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday, November 29: 11am to Midnight

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 09
Resources for Native American Heritage Month

Book Cover: Spirits of the EarthDid you know Wisconsin is home to the largest number of effigy mounds in North America?  A good portion of those effigy mounds can be found in the Madison area (including several here on the Edgewood Campus).

Learn more about that, and celebrate Native American Heriage month by checking out the resources available at the library.

We've got books, ebooks, and videos on:

October 22
New Relax & Read books

book cover: Our Souls at NightOur favorite authors return to our Relax & Read shelves.

Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf
Haruf’s last work centers around a lonely widow and widower who have known each other for decades and now look to each other for companionship.

In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
A series of airplane disasters affect the lives of an entire town and in particular a group of teens in Blume’s first adult novel.

book cover: The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
The fascinating story of the two brothers who lifted off the ground and changed the world, told by a gifted Pulitzer Prize author.

October 09
Resources for LGBTQ History Month
Book cover: The Lesbian and Gay Movements
The library has a nice collection of resources for LGBTQ History Month.  Includes:

  • Streaming Videos
  • Ebooks
  • Books

Stop by and check out our book display.

October 01
Fall Break hours

​Need to get some studying done over fall break?  The library will be open!  Our hours over the break will be:

  • Saturday Oct. 3, 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday Oct. 4, 11am - 6pm
  • Monday Oct. 5, 7:30am - 8pm
  • Tuesday Oct. 6, 7:30am - 12am

September 03
Labor Day weekend hours
The library will be closing at 6pm on Sunday, September 6, and remain closed on Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day Holiday.

Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8.

September 01
Relax & Read books

Book cover: The Jesus CowDid you know we have a Relax & Read Collection?  For those times when you need a break, and want to read something just for fun.  The Relax & Read shelf is located on the first floor, across from the Eagle sculpture.  Relax & Read books circulate for two weeks, and can be renewed twice.

Here are a few of our more recent additions.

The Jesus Cow by Michael Perry
Perry’s first novel involves a calf bearing the image of Jesus and the humorous consequences to the farmer who owns it.

Book cover: A Week at the LakeA Week At The Lake by Wendy Wax
Three long-time friends who have drifted apart try to regain each other’s trust while they band together to seek the truth about a past betrayal.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer
A fast-paced thriller pitting the cartel that wants to privatize all information against an online underground group of idealistic rebels.

August 12
Introducing OneSearch

OneSearch logoThe library is pleased to introduce a new search tool. 

OneSearch is an integrated search service, which brings most of the library's subscription resources together under a single search box.  You can think of OneSearch as the library's version of Google. Just like Google however, OneSearch may give you a large number of results, and you will need to use your judgement to assess their value.

OneSearch searches most, but not all of our subscription resources.  If you do not find what you expect, contact the library through our Ask a Librarian service.  The Edgewood librarians can assist you with recommendations for your specific needs.

Can I still search individual databases?

You can continue to search individual databases like CINAHL, JSTOR, and the library catalog from our Research Guides, or the A-Z Resource list. 

How do I access OneSearch?

A convenient search box for OneSearch is available on the library home page.  In addition, a link to OneSearch is available on the top of every page of our website and in our A-Z Resource List.  OneSearch is also highlighted on many of our research guides.

August 05
New to the library

We've been busy this summer, adding some new things to the library, and on our website.  Below is a sneak peek.  Stay tuned for details on a new way to search our databases.


August 04
RefWorks & ProQuest maintenance

​RefWorks and all ProQuest databases will be unavailable from 9pm on Saturday, August 8, until 5am the next morning.

During this time "ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products."

For more information, see the ProQuest maintenance alert, posted on their website.

Please us contact us using Ask a Librarian if you have any questions or concerns.

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