Community Outreach

Our Outreach Services

The Ebling Library serves the University of Wisconsin-Madison Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, we also assist public health workers, public libraries, community-based organizations, and the general public in Wisconsin. Our purpose is to improve the health of our community by improving access to quality health information.

Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 6

The NNLM Region 6 is one of seven regions in the U.S. that supports the goal of providing equal access to biomedical information for healthcare professionals and members of the general public through collaborations with other libraries and community-based organizations. The Ebling Library is part of the Partner Outreach Program (POP) for the 7 states in Region 6 under contract with the Network of the National Library of Medicine. We assist with teaching classes on NLM resources, providing document delivery to unaffiliated healthcare professionals, partnering with affiliate members of the network, and exhibiting and presenting at community events or meeting of health professionals in the state to promote NLM products and services.

Support for Non-affiliated Healthcare Professionals

Wisconsin healthcare professionals are invited to contact the Ebling Library for assistance with the health sciences literature, information resources, and related tools. We can provide instruction for groups and individuals customized for your needs. More information on what we teach is available in our Library Instruction page.  We also provide research support and individual consultations to help you with the resources you need – see our Reference & Research Services page for more information.

We’re Open to the Public

The Ebling Library is open to the public during our regular hours. The UW-Madison Libraries’ Catalog includes books, journals, and media owned by UW libraries, including the Ebling Library, and is available to anyone via the internet. The vast majority of our online resources are available to the general public from our public computers.

Am I allowed to borrow books?
Wisconsin residents may borrow library materials with one of the following:

Health Patron Card
Photo ID and proof of Wisconsin residency or UW Hospital Visiting Doctor/Scholar with UW Hospital photo ID. Apply for a Health Patron Card at our service desk. This card allows borrowing of books from the Ebling Library.

UW-Madison General Library System Card
Annual Fee Card and Courtesy Card holders are eligible to borrow materials from the Ebling Library, as well as other campus libraries.

UW System ID Card
Faculty, staff and students from any UW System Campus may borrow materials with their valid University ID

Can I have articles delivered to me?
Please see our Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan for Non-Affiliates page.

NNLM Region 6

For more information:
Lia Vellardita
Outreach Coordinator
Office: Ebling Library, Rm. 2340
Phone: (608) 263-9089
Fax: (608) 262-4732