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News in the Library

CrazyLegs View / Memorial Union Construction

Watch 2013 Crazylegs from the Memorial Union Construction Cam in SCIENCE HALL or watch the construction, autos, bikes and pedestrians travel in and through the construction zone.

Paddy Rourke Retirement Party, March 7th, 2-4pm

Mar 2013 -- Paddy Rourke will retire Friday, March 8th. A party will be held at the Geography Library, Thursday, March 7th, 2-4 pm. The Library will remain open, but the main reading room will not be available for study or computer use. A limited number of tables/chairs are always available on our Mezzanine and assorted areas of the book stacks.


Jan 2013 -- Yi-fu Tuan has authored the Epilogue chapter of a new book now available in the Geography Library. The chapter is entitled 'Home as Elsewhere'. Heimat: at the intersection of memory and space / edited by Friederike Eigler and Jens Kugele. -- Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2012.


Personal laptops on the wireless network can now print to UW Libraries' GoPrint Print Stations including the Geography Library. Click the GoPrint icon for instructions. -- 7/2011

GoPrint Wireless Printing (HowTo)


Are you looking for an outlet for your laptop, cell charger or pencil sharpener? The Geography Library has several new electrical outlets located throughout the library, especially the Mezzanine of Room 250. "If knowledge is power, libraries are power plants." -- 8/2009


The Geography Library has acquired a few comfy chairs and the like. Some are positioned close to those new electrical outlets noted above. -- 1/2010


The Geography Library now has 3 Trimble Juno ST GPS units to lend for your research or mapping project. They circulate to all UW students, faculty, and staff.

The Trimble Juno ST (link: is a mapping-grade GPS unit that is WAAS (wide area augmentation system) enabled for 2-5 meter accuracy and uses a Windows CE 5.0 platform. Users can choose between the following installed mapping software to collect spatial and attribute data in the field:

  • ESRI ArcPad 7 with Trimble GPS Correct extension (for differential correction processing to increase accuracy). ArcPad collects data in shapefiles for use in any GIS software.
  • Trimble TerraSync Professional. Data collected with TerraSync must be processed with Trimble Pathfinder Office software or in ArcGIS with the Trimble GPS Analyst extension.

Both of the programs listed above are installed on all Department of Geography / Science Hall computers. The Geography Library has a pod of four of these computers.

To reserve a GPS unit, please fill out the equipment reservation form on the Instructional Resources page at 7/2008


New Photocopier/Scanner now available in the Geography Library.

One photocopier/scanner is available. Copies are 10ยข each with a debit card. The library also has a machine to sell or add value to debit cards.

We have available two sizes of paper: 8 1/2 x 11 and 11 x 17. The photocopier does have the ability to print on both sides of a page. This same machine is also a scanner (scan document into a pdf file and email to your account). Scanning is FREE!! This machine is also equipped with a document feeder. -- 1/2007