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In Person

Get research help at the Library Services Desk.

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Email us with your questions. You will receive a response within one business day.


Research questions: (414) 288-7556

Questions about fines, holds, borrowing & renewing, library access: (414) 288-7555


Schedule a Research Consultation with a librarian for in-depth help on your topic.

Schedule a Digital Scholarship Consultation for help with a project involving media or the resources in the Digital Scholarship Lab.

Schedule an appointment with an archivist for help with materials within Archival Collections and Institutional Repository.

Send a Message

Send us a message for help with basic library/research questions.

Library Hours

Night Access

When the library is open 24 hours a day, ID access is required to enter the building after 8:00pm Sunday-Thursday and 5:00pm Friday & Saturday. Please tap your MUID on the card reader near the entrance to access the library.

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Hours by Semester

Visitor Hours

Overnight access is restricted to Marquette University community members only.

View visitor hours & policies →

Archival Collections and Institutional Repository

Need to make an appointment?

Contact an archivist →


Places to Study

  • Picture
  • Name
  • Location
  • Description
    • Image of the Raynor Library Kimberly-Clark       Learning Commons
    • Kimberly-Clark Learning Commons
    • Raynor 1st and 2nd
    • The Commons offers over 100 computer stations for individual and group study, large tables with ethernet ports, power outlets, and comfortable chairs.
    • Image of a group study room
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Raynor LL, 1st and 2nd
    • The student group study rooms on LL, 1st and 2nd floor can be reserved for use. All other group study rooms may be used on a first-come first-served basis.

      Reserve a study room →
    • Individual Webinar/Meeting Room
    • Individual Webinar/Meeting Room
    • Raynor 1st
    • Available for purposes such as interviews, virtual appointments, and testing. The room only contains a desk space with chairs. Students should bring their own devices and equipment when needed. Students seeking a space to participate in online classes should use Raynor D on the Lower Level. Contact the Library Services Desk with questions (414-288-7555).

      Check availability/request room →
    • Image of Raynor Large Classroom - room 245
    • Raynor 245 (Large Classroom)
    • Raynor 2nd
    • When not reserved for a course, this room provides study space for up to 30 students. This is an open study space, not for individual or single group use. 
    • Image of Raynor Small Classroom - room 227
    • Raynor 227 (Small Classroom)
    • Raynor 2nd
    • When not reserved for a course, this room provides natural, ambient lighting and computers for student study and use. This is an open study space, not for individual or single group use. 
    • Image of Research Carrels
    • Research Carrels
    • Memorial LL-5th
    • There are quiet study carrels located throughout the Memorial Library stacks on the LL, and 2nd to 5th floors available to qualifying faculty or graduate students. Applications to reserve a carrel are available via the above links. Contact the Library Services Desk for more information.
    • Image of individual study carrels
    • Open Study Carrels
    • Memorial LL-5th
    • There are individual study carrels located throughout the Memorial Library stacks on the LL to 5th floors. These carrels are open to anyone while Memorial is open.
    • Image of large study tables in Memorial Library
    • Memorial Library Stacks
    • Memorial LL-5th
    • There are large tables with power outlets located near the elevators, and smaller tables located throughout the stacks on the LL to 5th floors.
    • Image of quiet study area
    • Quiet Study Areas
    • Raynor 2nd
    • Up the central stair cases and before the Bridge, the quiet study areas have comfortable chairs, and large tables with power outlets and ethernet ports ideal for individual study.
    • Image taken on The Bridge between Raynor and Memorial Library
    • The Bridge
    • Raynor & Memorial 2nd
    • Connecting the Raynor and Memorial Libraries, the Bridge offers comfortable chairs, power outlets, large tables, and lookup stations. The Brew @ the Bridge offers coffee, tea, pastries, and other food items during the Fall and Spring semesters.

      Brew Hours →
    • Image of Browsing Collection Reading area
    • Browsing Collection Study Area
    • Raynor 2nd
    • The Browsing Collection Study Area is ideal for collaborative and group study. The space includes comfortable chairs, tables and power outlets.
    • Image of Conference Center Lobby area
    • Conference Center Lobby
    • Raynor LL
    • The lobby of the Beaumier Suites Conference Center, just to the right of the enclosed stair case, has comfortable chairs, tables, and power outlets.
    • Image of Conference Center Room D
    • Conference Center Room D
    • Raynor LL
    • When not used for an event, Room D of the Beaumier Suites Conference Center may be used as a place to study. This is an open study space, not for individual or single group use. 

Collections at Raynor Library

Special Collections and University Archives

Archival Collections and Institutional Repository

The Archival Collections and Institutional Repository houses manuscripts, rare books, the university's institutional repository, and MU records including administrative files, publications, photographs, films, and papers of faculty and alumni.

Visit Archival Collections and Institutional Repository →

e-Publications (IR) →

Browsing Collection
Browsing Books

This collection offers a wide range of current fiction, poetry, biography, and popular books on contemporary social issues; they are available for short-term loan (3 weeks.)

View Browsing Books 

Childrens Collection
Children's Book Collection

The Children's Book Collection, (3rd floor of Memorial Library overlooking the bridge), spans the range of subjects and reading levels from early readers to young adult books.

Browse Children's Book Collection 

Catholic and Jesuit Spirituality Collection
Ciszek Catholic Spirituality

The Ciszek Catholic Spirituality is a wide-ranging collection of books and videos. It includes Catholic devotional literature, meditations, prayer books, catechisms, lives of the saints, apologetics, conversion stories, and works on vocation.

View Ciszek Catholic Collection 

Cuje Milwaukee Music Collection
Cujé Milwaukee Music

The Cujé Collection consists of music recorded by artists in the Milwaukee area. Materials include compact discs, cassettes, phonodiscs, videos and related items.

Learn about the Cujé Music Collection 

Marquette's electronic collections

Includes e-Archives (digitized collections), eBooks, and eJournals

e-Archives →
eBooks →
eJournals →

Funding Information Center Collection
Funding Information Center

This collection provides current information to the fund-seeking public (primarily non-profit organizations), and to those doing research on private foundations, philanthropy, and more.

Visit the Funding Information Center 

Manresa Collection
Manresa Collection

Located on the second level of Raynor, the Manresa Collection is devoted to Christian diversity for exploring Christian spiritual life, including vocation, Christian discipleship, and leadership.

Learn about the Manresa Collection 

Recorded Literature
Recorded Literature

A collection of spoken-word, long-playing phonograph records containing poetry, drama, and other literary works.

View Recorded Literature →

Reference Collection
Reference Collection

The Reference Collection, comprising most of the first floor of Raynor Library, includes such materials as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, guides, indexing and abstracting services, etc. Used as a starting point for research or for quick look-ups of information, the collection serves all disciplines, from basic to research levels.

Video Collection
Video Collection

The Libraries house both video and DVD collections as well as providing access to streaming videos.

Learn about the Libraries' video collection 

Print, Copy, Scan, and Fax

Raynor Library offers self-service printers (PrintWise), copiers, and scanners available for patron use.

Cost Per Page

Paper size: 8.5 x 11 and 8.5 x 14 (letter / legal)
B&W Print/Copy: $0.07
B&W Duplex Print/Copy: $0.10
Color Print/Copy: $0.50
Color Duplex Print/Copy: $0.80

Paper size: 11 x 17 (ledger / tabloid)
B&W Print/Copy: $0.14
B&W Duplex Print/Copy: $0.20
Color Print/Copy: $1.00
Color Duplex Print/Copy: $1.60

Scan: Free
Fax: Free


MarquetteCash: Use a credit/debit card to add money online

Visitors may purchase a copy card from the library. See the Library Services Desk for more information.

Print from My Laptop

Setup PrintWise on your Laptop and print from anywhere on campus

Printer, Copier, Scanner Locations

Raynor Library
  • 1st floor near the central stairs
  • 2nd floor near Current Periodicals and computer area
  • Lower Level study area
Memorial Library
  • Lower Level near the East Elevator


Students/patrons can email scanned documents to themselves at no charge from the PrintWise machines. PC and Mac workstations with scanners are also available


Students are able to use the University's Enterprise Fax system to send faxes. Enterprise Fax uses email and the item to be faxed must be in an electronic format.

Large Format Printing

Need a print larger than 11 x 17-inches? Poster-sized printing is available. 

Learn more about poster printing →

Off Campus Access

The library provides access to many of its resources off campus. Some may be accessed by simply logging in while others may require the campus VPN.

New Library Login

Many of our resources now use OpenAthens for logging in. When prompted, select "Marquette University Libraries" and then sign in using your Marquette email/password.

Learn more about logging in with OpenAthens →

Library Login

Some of the library's resources can be accessed from off campus simply by logging in using your Marquette credentials when prompted.

Library Login

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Some library resources cannot be accessed off campus without using the campus VPN.

Learn more about using the VPN for library resources →

Problems logging in?

Please contact the Library Services Desk at (414) 288-7556.


Learn more about off campus access →

Digital Scholarship Lab

The library’s Digital Scholarship Lab is an essential center of gravity for digital scholarship support for students and faculty on campus.

Digital Scholarship Lab

The Digital Scholarship Lab leverages the library’s core strengths in information technology and collaboration, both inside the library and across the university.

Overview of services:

  • Consulting on digital humanities, web publishing, data analytics
  • Web Publishing - available for students, faculty and staff to develop digital projects
  • Media Editing Room - for audio recording and multimedia editing

Learn about digital scholarship →

Borrowing Privileges


Books and other material from the general collection are loaned for a six week (42 day) period.

Graduate Student

Books are loaned for one semester.

Faculty/Emeritus Faculty/Staff

Books checked out to Faculty or Staff members are due at the end of the 2nd summer session.

Faculty Authorized Assistants

Faculty members may authorize their graduate assistants to check-out material for them. An Authorized Assistant Form must be signed and returned before such check-outs are permitted.


Books are loaned for four weeks (28 days). Limited to 10 items on user’s account.

Courtesy Cards holders/Community Borrowers

Books are loaned for four weeks (28 days). Limited to 10 items on user’s account.

All items are checked out at the Library Services Desk in Raynor Library. 

There is no limit on the number of items that may be checked out for campus borrowers. All checked out material is subject to recall by another user. Please review the Recall policy on the main Circulation Page. Unique collections may have shorter loan periods:

Visitor Policies

Visitors must:

  1. Wear their visitor pass at all times.
  2. Comply with visitor hours.

Guests of MU community

Guests accompanied by a valid Marquette ID holder will be admitted to the library after submitting a valid photo ID, which must be left at the registration counter. Guests will be issued a guest pass that must be carried with them at all times.

NOTE: Visitor hours apply

Marquette Alumni

Alumni must show an alumni card and photo ID for entrance. Alumni without a valid Marquette alumni card can have their alumni status verified at the visitor registration counter. Alumni are eligible for on-site access to library resources and limited borrowing privileges.

NOTE: Visitor hours apply

Visiting the J.R.R. Tolkien Display

Individuals interested in viewing the display of J. R. R. Tolkien materials on exhibit in the Special Collections reading room must provide a valid photo ID that will be kept at Raynor’s visitor registration counter.  No photography of the J. R. R. Tolkien materials is permitted.  Individuals wishing to conduct research with collection materials must make an appointment with the archivist.

NOTE: Visitor hours apply

Limited Research Passes

Individuals with a limited, yet demonstrated research need, can request a one-day guest pass for $5. (Note: We can accept only cash or credit cards.) This pass will be issued only after the potential user meets with a librarian and demonstrates a clear research need that can’t be met by other local libraries such as UWM or MPL. A valid photo ID must be left at the counter. If the ID presented is a WI driver’s license, a copy will be made and held at the registration counter. Guests will be issued a pass that they must carry with them at all times. The pass must be returned to library staff to retrieve their ID and will be good for that day only. The university reserves the right to deny the application of any requestor, and access privileges can be revoked by the university at any time.

NOTE: Visitor hours apply

Annual Research Passes

Members of the public with a demonstrated and continuing research need can apply for a library card that will allow on-site access to library resources and limited borrowing privileges (see Courtesy Card Borrowing Privileges for further information). To apply, please see the Annual Research Pass Application.

NOTE: Visitor hours apply

Visitor Hours

Unless otherwise noted, library hours for guests and limited research pass holders are:

Mon–Thurs 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday Noon - 5 PM
Sunday Noon - 8 PM

Hours may vary during holidays, breaks, and summer sessions.

Archival Collections and Institutional Repository Hours

Mon–Fri By Appointment Only
Sat–Sun Closed

 There is no access for members of the general public.

View all visitor policies →