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MCW Libraries Orientation: About the Libraries

Become oriented with the resources and services of the MCW Libraries

Welcome to the MCW Libraries where your quest for knowledge begins!

MCW Libraries supports all the MCW missions and partners, giving the MCW Libraries a broad mandate and patron base.

To serve our patrons, the MCW Libraries has a physical presence in three locations: Medical College of Wisconsin Todd Wehr Library, Froedtert Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Additionally, our extensive online presence provides access to a large electronic collection of scholarly medical information resources, available anywhere, anytime, on any device.

Library services are designed with our patrons in mind. You can conveniently consult with a librarian, submit information requests, request materials not available in our collection, review our LibGuides, view a video on how to search our databases, or utilize our successful poster printing service, all online from our website. Alternatively, you are welcome to come onsite for personal assistance from an information professional.

Promoting our collection and services is an experienced staff of 10 librarians and 7 support staff. All our librarians hold the terminal MLS degree from an American Library Association accredited program, many with the additional Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) credential from the Medical Library Association continuing education program, and some with additional academic degrees.

MCW Librarians are active participants in the class room, at the bedside, and in the research life cycle. Our newly implemented liaison program is further integrating MCW Libraries with the MCW missions, providing new opportunities for partnership and collaboration.

I encourage all MCW students to ask us questions and to become information literate health care professionals. I invite MCW faculty, researchers, and health care providers to let us know how the MCW Libraries can best serve your information needs. 

Ellen N. Sayed
Director, MCW Libraries

Library Locations

Todd Wehr Library

Main branch of the MCW Libraries, 3rd Floor, Medical Education Building.

Find our collection of print books and journals; reference and reserve materials; a computer lab with printer, copy machine and scanner; group study areas; and library administration.

Phone: (414) 955-8302


  • Public hours are temporarily suspended
  • Staffed: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 24/7 access with an MCW ID badge
Froedtert Hospital Library

Located in the Froedtert Specialty Clinics on the 2nd floor near Radiology.

Find current medical and nursing books and a computer lab with a printer and copy machine.

Eric Harding is the Clinical Services Librarian at Froedtert. 

Phone:  (414) 805-4312


  • Staffed: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 24/7 access with an FH ID badge
Children's Hospital Library

Located in the Daniel M. Soref Family Resource Center, across from the gift shop in the CW Hospital.

Find pediatric reference books and test prep guides.

Phone:  (414) 955-8450


  • Public hours are temporarily suspended
  • Hours subject to availability

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8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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