Staff in the library administrative office oversee the budget and management of the library. We handle the approval of activities in the library such as filming, fund raising, display and poster authorization, and other special permissions.
Reference & Instruction
Reference & Instruction librarians teach information literacy classes and assist faculty, staff and students with research. Faculty and staff may contact these librarians to develop and implement information literacy instruction most appropriate to the needs of the course. We can help students understand the research process, learn to locate and evaluate scholarly materials, avoid plagiarism and effectively use information. You may also request a personal research consultation, and a librarian will help you one-on-one with your research need. We can assist you with both on-campus and distance education classes. Use the Chat button on the main site 24/7 to contact a librarian for research help.
Archives & ARC
The UW Oshkosh Archives and Area Research Center (ARC) houses the unique and rare research materials owned or managed by Polk Library. In addition to the historical records of the University, the department holds the local history collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society that are focused on a geographic region including Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, and Winnebago counties. Also found here are unique special book collections, including the libraries of documentary filmmaker Pare Lorentz as well as the Buckstaff astronomy collection.
Circulation, Reserves & Interlibrary Loan
Located behind the Circulation Desk, the staff in this area are responsible for checking out all circulating materials and ensuring that they get returned to the shelves shortly after their return to the library. We take care of maintaining the order of the materials shelved here and making sure everything fits on the shelves. We facilitate access to materials owned by other UW System Libraries and libraries worldwide, through Interlibrary Loan. The staff in this department also process materials on reserve for courses, provide assistance to patrons in locating materials in the building and much more.
Collections & Technical Services
The Collections and Technical Services Department oversees the selection, acquisition, and processing of information resources for the UW Oshkosh campus. Information resources include both print and online books, physical and streaming media, online journal collections and databases. CTS also establishes and maintains access to online resources for both on campus and off campus users. Collections and Technical Services also manages Polk Library’s institutional repository Minds@UW. All students, staff and faculty may recommend books or media to purchase or subscriptions to consider by using this form or contacting firstname.lastname@example.org