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About the Library: About the Library

The Walter Schroeder Library is committed to providing resources and services that meet the informational, instructional and educational needs of MSOE’s community. The library is a comfortable, accessible place for the MSOE community to gather and conduct research. We provide areas for quiet study and areas for groups to congregate. We are open late during the school year to accommodate night-owl studiers. Our library collections have strong coverage in business & management, engineering, mathematics, nursing, and physics & chemistry. The library also has an experienced staff of librarians to assist you with your information needs.

Contact the Library
Address: 500 East Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 277 -7180

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Collection Management

Collection management is an ongoing process conducted in order to ensure our materials support the MSOE Community. Please see our Collection Management page for more information.


The library accepts donations of books, print periodicals, entertainment DVDs, and other materials that are valuable and useful to the MSOE community.

Resources for Research

Library Research Site
Go beyond Google by using this site to access electronic books, journal articles and more.

Summon Discovery Service
Summon allows you to search for library materials, including e-books and journal articles, in just one search.

Alphabetical List of Databases
Use this list to access databases and other electronic resources available through the library

Library Guides
Subject guides and useful resources lists compiled by your friendly librarians

Print and Electronic Books
The library has approximately 45,000 print books and nearly 400,000 electronic books, with strong coverage in engineering, mathematics, physics and chemistry, nursing, and business. Check the Library Catalog for more information. Electronic books can be accessed from the e-book Databases page.

Print and Electronic Journals and Newspapers
This collection includes access to scholarly articles, popular magazines, and news reporting. Much of this collection is available electronically with a few subscriptions available in print.

Entertainment DVD Collection
A popular DVD collection including current and classic movies, television series, special interest DVDs and more.

Entertainment Book Collection
This collection, located on the 1st floor, includes best sellers, popular fiction and memoirs, paperbacks, and more.

University Archives and Special Collections
The Archives includes records and historical items that relate to the history of MSOE. The Archives is available for use by appointment only. Special Collections includes books and other university publications that complement the archival collections and a selection of Senior Design Projects. These books and materials are available for use on the 1st floor of the library in room L107.

View the Style Guides, Citations, and References Guide for additional resources for writing.

Visitor Information in Response to MSOE's Raider Return

Although the Milwaukee School of Engineering has resumed on-campus classes for the 2020-2021 academic year, and although the library is now open, the library has suspended its current Visitor Access Policy, and is instead implementing this MSOE Library Visitor Access—Raider Return Policy Update. Under the library’s reopening plan, significant health and safety measures were implemented, including a 56% reduction in seating. These changes, and the current COVID-19 pandemic, have resulted in the need for the MSOE library to change its access policy until further notice.

Please see the Library Visitor Access Policy - Raider Return Update for more information.