Diving Deep Into Water Science in the Library

The library collects books on a wide range of topics relating to the science of water -- from climate change to wastewater treatment to frogs. Any adult Wisconsin resident or member of the UW System can check out materials.

Plastic Panic

Model the journey water takes at a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) through a series of hands-on steps around a tabletop model. Learn about our microplastic pollution problem, and discover what happens to the pollutants as they enter and pass through a WWTP. Can be use for informal learning and can be adapted to other settings.

Get Started on Your Water Research

The Wisconsin Water Library is here to help you with all of your water research needs. Explore our Water Research Guide for information and resources on a variety of topics.

Water Library Events & Programs

The Wisconsin Water Library offers programming on water and Great Lakes science for anyone in Wisconsin, ages three and up. Library staff are available to visit your library or classroom and present a fun-filled, science-based program on the Great Lakes, the waters of Wisconsin and water science in general.


for Wisconsin Residents

Indigenous Women in STEM Part 1: Background

By: India-Bleu Niehoff, Water Library Student Assistant Introduction  There has been a long history of Indigenous knowledge being ignored, denied and outright lambasted. It has been posited as being diametrically...

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Banned Books Week 2023!

by India-Bleu Niehoff Banned Books Week began in 1982, in response to a surge of book bans and challenges. It was specifically started by Judith Krug, a librarian and strong...

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Mr. Jaffe Goes to Washington

(editor’s note: Our blog author, Phillip Jaffe began as a student worked in the Wisconsin Water Library in January 2023 after he approached me to learn about special librarianship. Though...

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