For Students

Research Assistance

Librarians are here to help you with all aspects of the research process including:

  • Figuring out research topic ideas
  • Finding background information on your topic
  • Identifying high quality, scholarly resources for your topic or project
  • Managing citations and creating bibliographies

Stop by the circulation desk during regular library hours, or schedule an appointment with a librarian.


UW-Marshfield/Wood County students get 200 ($20) free prints each semester. Your account balance is shown each time you log on to a computer in the library lab. If you use all 200 prints, you may put additional funds into your printing account at the Bookstore. However, do not add more than you will use as extra money on the account cannot be refunded.

Cell Phone /Video Chat Use

The Hamilton Roddis Memorial Library’s policy regarding the use of cell phones attempts to strike a balance between the maintenance of a library environment conducive to research and study, while accommodating the increasing presence of cell phones on campus.

Owners of cell phones are expected to turn telephone ringers off, or to the lowest volume level while in the library. If cell phone use is required, users will be expected to move into the hallway so conversations will not disturb others. Loud conversation is both unnecessary and unacceptable. Use of a headset is expected for patrons who need to listen to audio on personal or library computers and speaker phone or video chat is discouraged.

Reserve Collection

This collection, located behind the circulation desk, includes books, articles, and/or audio and video tapes for short-term reading or viewing as assigned by faculty. Since many students need to access a limited number of copies or materials, fines for overdue items are heavy: 2-hr. loans: $0.10 per hour, per item and $1 per day on 1 day reserves.

Food Policy

In an effort to make the library an inviting and comfortable place for study and research, while maximizing the continuing value of the libraries collections, equipment, and furnishings, the library has a food and drink policy. By promoting responsible user behavior, this policy attempts to achieve a balance between our users' social needs and the need to preserve and protect our collection.

Food is allowed at any of the study tables and carrels, in the conference rooms, and anywhere except by computers. You are responsible for cleaning up after yourself. Food and drink are FORBIDDEN in the Library computer lab. You will be asked to either put things away or move to another lab if you break this policy. If you are a continuing offender, you may have your library privileges revoked.