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Our Collections

Audio/Visual Materials

A variety of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays are available at each campus. Resources include classical and contemporary music recordings, academic documentaries, vinyl records, popular films, audiobooks.

Books

The main collection of our print resources, also called the “stacks”, can be found on all four campuses. The stacks are organized using the Library of Congress classification system.

Caregiver Kits

Available at each campus, caregiver kits contain age-appropriate toys for children age 12 and under. Kits at the Cofrin Library are available for different age groups. Each campus also has a sensory-friendly kit with toys appropriate for children age 2 and older. See the available kits.

Center for First Nations Education (CFNE) Collection

In collaboration with the Center for First Nations Education, a collection of materials is available at the Cofrin Library centering on First Nations history, research, law, and literature. Materials have been curated by the CFNE faculty and include a number of works written by First Nations people. Browse the collection virtually.

Electronic Collections

Almost 90% of the Libraries’ collection is available online and searchable in our catalog. The Libraries offer a variety of materials electronically that are available to access 24/7 both on and off campus with a UWGB login.

Equipment

The Libraries offer a variety of equipment for checkout to support student, faculty, and staff needs. Each campus has laptops available, and the Cofrin Library has additional equipment, such as cameras, cords, projectors, and Happy Lights. More information on the equipment available at each campus can be found here in the Equipment guide.

Games

A collection of board games, role-playing game books, and dice is available at the Cofrin Library. There is also a selection of board games available at the Manitowoc campus. Browse the collection virtually.

Government Publications

The Cofrin Library is a designated depository library for U.S. and Wisconsin government publications. While many publications are available online, a selection remain available in print at the library. More information on government publications can be found in the Government Publications guide.

Instructional Materials Collection (IMC)

The Cofrin Library maintains a collection of materials to support educators, students, and researchers of primary and secondary teaching and learning. Resources included in this collection include sample textbooks, curriculum guides, teachers’ manuals, and workbooks.

IMC Reading / Youth

A subset of the IMC, called IMC Reading, is located at the Cofrin Library and consists of children’s literature with an emphasis on multicultural stories and authors.

The Sheboygan Library maintains a collection of children’s literature, with materials ranging in age groups from early childhood to young adult.

Institutional Repository

A series of online collections organized by the UW-Green Bay Libraries staff. Collections include digitized audio, documents, photos, and videos about UWGB’s history and Northeastern Wisconsin; digitized manuscript collections from the Archives and Area Research Center; and digital collections of works created by UWGB students, faculty, and staff. View these collections.

Journals and Newspapers

The Libraries maintain small print collections of academic journals (also known as periodicals), magazines, and local newspapers. Titles are available in print volumes or microfilm. To check the availability of a specific journal title, please use our journal search.

Maps / Atlases

A collection of maps and atlases is available at the Cofrin Library. The map collection contains publications from government agencies and dates to the mid-1900s. More information about the map collection can be found in the Maps guide.

The Marinette and Sheboygan Libraries also maintain a collection of atlases with content ranging from local aerials to images of the solar system.

Microforms

The Cofrin Library houses a collection of microform, including archival years of academic journals and magazines and a selection of U.S. government publications. Consult library staff for assistance accessing and using these resources.

Music Scores

A collection of music scores is available at the Cofrin Library. The collection consists of a wide range of compositions and musical works, with variety in time period, composers, formats, arrangements.

Popular Reading / Graphic Novels

The Cofrin Library maintains a small collection of books for leisure reading. The collection includes fiction, memoirs, and graphic novels. Browse the collection virtually.

The Marinette Library houses a small collection of graphic novels. Other leisure reading materials are incorporated into the main collection.

Reference

The reference collection provides easy access to information for research purposes. Reference materials can aid in fact-checking and initial research inquiries and can include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other authoritative sources. Consult library staff for assistance accessing the reference collection at the Cofrin Library.

Reserves

Physical materials, such as books or videos, that are for use in a specific class are placed on reserve by the instructor and held at each campuses’ circulation desk. Ask at the circulation desk for these materials.

University Archives & Area Research Center

University Archives contains complete files of virtually every university-generated publication, departmental and administrative records, and the records of individual faculty members. The Area Research Center is the official repository for the Wisconsin Historical Society’s collections of manuscripts and public records relating to Northeastern Wisconsin. Special Collections include print materials pertaining to Northeastern Wisconsin history. Types of materials include books, census records, photographs, oral histories, Belgian-American research materials, and maps. See the Archives and ARC web pages for more information.

Zines

A zine (from the word magazine or fanzine) is self-published, small circulation, non-commercial publication typically covering a niche or unconventional topic or cultural phenomenon. The Cofrin Library houses a small collection of these unique publications, some of which were created by UWGB students.

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