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Meet Our Librarian Coaches & Staff: Libraries

Meet Our Librarian Coaches

Libraries Remote Services Overview

Now Available
Self-scheduling appointments from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm, M-F through Navigate.  Perfect for help with technology, research, citations, formatting and more.  

Ways to Connect with Us 

* Chat with Us! via the On-Call tab (right side) for any College need.
Book-A-Librarian Coach Free 30-minute customized session for help.
Call Us!  608-246-6640   We ALWAYS answer the phone for you.

Book-A-TechXpert  Free 30-minute help with most student technology.
Call Us!  608-243-4444   Let's talk all things technology. We'll be there.
* Text Us! 608-554-4659   Best used for quick questions only.
* Email Us Ask us anything.  We get back to you quickly.

* Remote Learning Guide. S
elf-directed support using our web guide.
se habla espanolSpanish speaking support available most days.  

What To Expect When Coming to the Library

We are happy to offer walk-in support to our currently enrolled students and Madison College staff only.   Full remote services are still available as well as our Book-A-Librarian and Book-A-TechXpert appointments if you are unable to or don't feel comfortable coming to, or working from, campus yet.  We can serve you really well either way.  

You will now be able to individually study in the library, use the computers, browse our collections, check items out--including reserve items, return items, print, scan and receive technology and research support from librarian coaches.  The Quiet Study Room (Truax) other areas of the library will not yet be available.  Group study rooms will be limited to no more than 2-3 individuals at one time.  We don’t look as pretty as usual we usually do because we need to keep some distance between seating, but it is still a great place to be.  

We still need to take some precautions because our spaces can have many individuals in them at any one time. We are asking for your cooperation to keep us all safe and healthy as we transition back to working together in a controlled face-to-face environment.    Thank you.  


The College REQUIRES all vaccinated, unvaccinated, or not yet fully vaccinated students and staff  wear a mask over their nose and mouth while using the library per state and federal guidelines.  Let's work together to beat this crummy thing!  

  1. Continue to keep a distance of six feet from each other whenever possible.
  2. Use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting our space.  
  3. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or hands (be sure to disinfect hands after.)
  4. We are open for individual study only.  Two individuals can book a group study room.
  5. Community members and children are not allowed at this time.
  6. Food or drink is currently not permitted in the library or SAC’s.
  7. Please do not move the furniture so proper distance can be maintained.
  8. Do not go into unrestricted areas or use stored items.
  9. Staff will be maintaining distance while serving you.  Nothing personal.  :-)
  10. Please clean up after yourself and be sure to take all of your belongings.

District-wide Library Hours

Winter Break Hours 2021-22

During periods of high Covid infection we encourage use of our exceptional remote services to keep us all a little safer.

***Spring 2022***

Remote Services for All Campuses 7-Days a Week

Mon-Thu  7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fri-Sun  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   
* Remote Sat and Sun support begins Jan 22-23

On-Site Services 7-Days a Week

Truax Library
Mon-Thu  7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fri & Sun* 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

* In-person Sunday support begins Jan 23

Goodman South Library*
Mon-Tue  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fri & Sat  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

* Spring 2022 hours will begin January 18
*  In-person Saturday support begins Jan 22

Fort Atkinson and Watertown* Libraries
Mon-Thu  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Portage and Reedsburg Libraries
Reedsburg  Mon-Tue  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
                     Wed  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Portage       Wed  2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Truax Library

Truax Library

Portage Library

Portage Library

Reedsburg Library

Reedsburg Library

Goodman South Library

South Library

Holiday Schedule - All Campuses

  • Closed Martin Luther King Day
  • Closed Memorial Day weekend
  • Closed Fourth of July
  • Closed Labor Day weekend
  • Closed Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Closed Winter Holiday Break