The Collections

The collections of the UW-Stout University Library present a wide spectrum of material to the university community.

The diverse material in the Main and the Periodical collections cover a variety of intellectual levels from general information for undergraduate study to research resources for graduate students, faculty and staff.

  • The Main Collection represents the library's major information resource, including books, sound recordings, computer programs and audiovisual materials.  Main Collection materials are on floors 3, 4, and 5.
  • The Periodicals Collection is composed of serial publications: journals, magazines, newspapers.  Periodicals are on floor 2.
  • The Reference Collection provides authoritative fact resources such as specialized encyclopedias, statistical resources, directories, dictionaries, etc. Reference is on floor 1.
  • The Educational Materials Center supports the K-12 teacher education programs of the university and consists of five major collections: Text; Curriculum Guides; Juvenile; Young Adult; and Puppet collections.  The EMC is in the southwest corner on floor 1.

See Maps and Tour for maps and photos of each floor.

Library Blocks

Research Guides

Find online library resources related to Stout programs including:

  • Articles and databases
  • Journals
  • Program-specific websites
  • Books and media