Location & Directions 

Location and Map

Steenbock Memorial Library
University of Wisconsin - Madison
550 Babcock Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53706

Click map below to go to an interactive campus map.Campus map showing Steenbock Library location at 550 Babcock Drive, Madison WI

Building Accessibility

  • Entrance on Babcock Drive (east side of building) has a power door with buttons for automatically opening doors.
  • All floors are accessible by elevator.
  • Accessible restrooms are located on second floor (entrance level) and fourth floor.
  • Assistance retrieving stack materials may be requested at the Circulation Desk on second floor (entrance level).

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Map showing accessible entrance

Driving Directions

Steenbock Library is located at 550 Babcock Drive near the corner of Babcock Drive and Observatory Drive. For detailed driving directions try one of the following:

Street Closures and Detours

Several websites post information on current and future construction projects which affect campus and city traffic. Contact us with specific questions about campus route closures impacting access to Steenbock Library.


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Campus map showing parking ramp 36 location

Lot 36 Parking

Lot 36 is a gated lot which requires either a parking permit or payment. Visitors pull a ticket upon entry and then pay by credit card upon exit.

Hours of enforcement are Monday - Friday, 7am - 12:30am. Parking on weekends will be free except during Special Events parking (see below).

Check the Transportation Office website to see the approximate number of spaces available throughout the day for visitor parking (those paying by credit card) - http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/lotinfo_occupancy.aspx

Lot 36 Permit Types

    UW Annual Baselot Permit

    • UW-Madison students and staff
    • Enforced 5 am - 12 midnight, Monday-Friday

    Night Permit ($40 per year)

    • UW-Madison students and staff
    • Enforced 4:30 pm - 7 am

    Visitor Permit

    • Several options are available to purchase all-day and half-day parking permits. More information may be found at the Transportation Services Office website.

Special Events