Using Murphy Library Over Spring Break – Spring 2018

Murphy Library hours and service availabilities will be as follows for UWL spring break, 2018:

General Hours – Spring Break: March 9 – 18

March 9, Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

March 10-11, Sat-Sun: Closed

March 12-16, Mon-Fri: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

March 17, Saturday: Closed

March 18, Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Normal hours will resume on Monday, March 19.

Reference Services

March 10-17, Saturday-Saturday: Closed

March 18, Sunday: Open 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Normal reference hours will resume on Monday, March 19.

Special Collections and Archives

March 12-14, Monday – Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Normal Special Collections hours will resume on Monday, March 19.

More hours of operation are available at the Murphy Library hours page.


Most online resources and databases are available from off campus. Below are a few tips and directions for accessing them:

Q: Can I get to library resources during summer, holidays, and semester breaks?

A: Yes! During breaks, almost all the library’s online resources are accessible from off campus. That means you can find scholarly articles using the specialized article search tools found in the library’s Subject Guides, use Search@UW to find and/or request books, and even help family members buy the right products using Consumer Reports in the EBSCOhost Masterfile Premier database.

Q: How do I log in to these resources?

A: First, make sure you are using links found on Murphy Library pages (or your professors’ D2L pages or similar), not from any other website. Otherwise, you won’t get in. Then, just enter your NetID login information.

Q: Does the library have a helpful one-minute video that shows how to get access from off campus?

A: Yes! Take a look at the library’s one-minute video that explains off-campus access. The library also has a web page that provides information and troubleshooting tips.