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Walter Schroeder Library Makeover: About the Makeover

Conceptual Carpet Installation Rendering


Although preparatory work and some updates are already taking place, most makeover activities are scheduled from June 1st through July 31st, with additional finishing tasks in August.

Contact Us

Main Telephone: 414-277-7182


Gary Shimek, Director of the Library

We are excited to announce a major makeover for MSOE’s Walter Schroeder Library!

About the Makeover

This makeover is in direct response to student feedback concerning the need for additional group study and collaboration spaces, and is part of a continuous improvement strategic initiative to make the facility a welcoming and inviting student space that:

  • better accommodates a variety of student needs
  • includes new carpeting for the entire library
  • will add a new, open-concept library commons space on the second floor
    with most of the print book collections relocated to the first floor
  • features new collaborative furniture spaces, and various other updates.


Services Available During the Makeover

The library makes available more than 320,000 e-books and more than 100,000 e-journals, as well as numerous other electronic resources. All electronic databases, resources, and services will be available during the makeover, via the library website.


Temporary Service Interruptions and Closures

We are anticipating some temporary onsite service interruptions, including possible library closures due to the carpeting installation and relocation of most of the print book collection. Every effort will be made to minimize these interruptions and closures. These disruptions may include limited access to print books. Study rooms will not be available in June and July, and the Schroeder Conference Room will not be available all summer because it will serve as a temporary storage area. We thank you for your patience as we work through the makeover.

Before visiting the library, we encourage you to call or e-mail the library, or check calendar below.