Alumni Guide to the Libraries: Welcome

This guide provides information to Marquette University Alumni on Library services and resources.

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About the Libraries

The John P. Raynor, S.J., Library, which opened in August 2003, offers more than 240 networked PCs and seating for 1,100. Memorial Library, accessed via the second-level bridge, offers quiet study space for more than 1,000 and houses the bulk of the libraries' 1.7 million volume collection, including books and most bound journals. All spaces in the two buildings are equipped for wireless Internet access.

Raynor Library houses:
Memorial Library houses:
  • Information Services
  • Access Services
  • Current periodicals
  • Class Reserves and Audiovisual Services
  • University Archives and Special Collections
  • Browsing Collection
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Funding Information Center
  • Ott Writing Center
  • Digital Scholarship Lab
  • Two library classrooms
  • Conference Center
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Access Services
  • Technical Services staff
  • Bound journals
  • Most of the Libraries' book collections
  • Reading and study space for more than 1,000 students

Location and Hours

Raynor Memorial Libraries are located at 1355 West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the heart of Marquette University's campus.                            


Unless otherwise noted, library hours for guests, alumni, and limited research pass holders are:

Mon–Thurs 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday Noon - 5 PM
Sunday Noon - 8 PM

Visitors who are in the library by 8pm may stay until 9pm.

* Hours may vary during holidays, breaks, and summer sessions.

The department of Archival Collections & Institutional Repository is by appointment only.

Parking Information

Structure 2, located at 1240 W. Wells Street, and Structure 1, located at 749 N. 16th Street, have been designated the university’s visitor parking facilities. Although parking is limited on the Marquette University campus, Parking Services will do its best to accommodate guests. 

Visitor Parking Rates:

Weekdays 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. $10.00
Saturdays and Sundays $10.00
Special Event Going rate

Visitor parking is welcome in Structure 1 and Structure 2. When entering a structure, please pull a ticket. When ready to leave, please pay for parking at the pay-on-foot station in the structure lobby or in the exit lane. The only payment method accepted is a credit card. Cash is not accepted. For further information, check out the Marquette Parking Service's website.

Library News

Watch for frequent announcements about services and events on the Libraries' home page. In addition, a newsletter is issued at the beginning of each semester.