Alumni Guide to the Libraries: Research Services

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

Information Desk

The Libraries provide a variety of in-person and online assistance to researchers. 

Information Desk: in-person assistance is provided most hours that the library is open.  Staffed by a combination of Librarians and Graduate Research Assistants, we field all types of questions through a variety of mediums: face-to-face, email, telephone and instant message/text.

When asking for assistance, please state your status as an alumni so that we can best serve you.

Archival Collections and Institional Repository

Inquiries are welcomed from both the Marquette community and the public.

Major Collections:

University Archives |  Catholic Social Action Collections |  Christianity in Native North America
Tolkien Manuscript, Literary Holdings, and Rare Books |  Politics and Popular Entertainment

Access and Services:

Visitors are advised that some form of photographic identification is required for access to Raynor Library. Archival holdings are available for public use, subject to some restrictions placed by offices and donors. Access to records is provided by descriptive inventories, available in the Archives, and via the Libraries' web site, at Although all materials must be used in the department's reading room, photocopies may be obtained. To insure the immediate availability of collections, researchers visiting from outside the Marquette campus are advised to write an email or phone in advance (414.288-7256).

Service Hours:

By appointment only.


For further information contact: 
Amy Cooper Cary, Department Head
1355 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 3141
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3141

Funding Information Center

The Foundation Center, along with its partners, is designed to provide current information for the fund-seeking public and those doing research on private foundations, philanthropy, nonprofit organization and management, volunteerism, fundraising, grantmaking, and letter and proposal writing.

To visit Marquette's Center you will need to bring a photo id, such as a driver's license or student id, with you to register for a Raynor Library day pass. The Center is free and open to the public.

Click here for the Funding Information Center hours of operation.

Visitors that are new to the Funding Information Center are encouraged to attend an Orientation to the collection. For an orientation schedule, please click here.

Visitor parking is available in two structures: one located on 16th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street, the other on Wells Street between 12th and 13th.  There is a $10 fee to park in either structure.

Click here for directions to Marquette University.

The Funding Information Center staff provide assistance in locating the appropriate materials for your research. If you would like assistance, it is best to call ahead to ensure a staff person is available.

The voicemail system and the Reference Librarians at Marquette University's Raynor Library are available to answer your questions about the Funding Information Center at (414) 288-1515. Please feel welcome to browse through the Funding Information Web site for more information.

Digital Scholarship Lab

Raynor Memorial Libraries’ digital scholarship services transform the way faculty and students create and share knowledge by helping them explore new digital tools and methodologies. These services leverage in-house information resources and technologies and library expertise to forge new interdisciplinary connections and accelerate inquiry, discovery, and learning. Among the digital tools we help support are digitization, data visualization, digital mapping, social media, web development, simulation, and data management. 

We have assessed a number of tools that may assist you in your work. The Digital Toolbox will help you discover tools that are suited specifically to your project needs.

Citation Managers

Citation Management Software is software for scholars and authors to use for recording and utilizing bibliographic references and citations.

Marquette University alumni can create and maintain a RefWorks account.  (Please note:  this is dependent upon Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries' continued subscription to RefWorks.)

To request an alumni RefWorks account, complete this online form.  Once submitted, you will receive instructions on to how to set up your account.

Note:  if you are a graduating student with a current RefWorks account, you will still need to complete and submit the form.  Instructions will be sent to you as to how to convert your student RefWorks account to an alumni account.

Zotero is a free, web-based citaiton manager. Find more information on Zotero's website

For more information on citaiton managers check out our Citation Manager Research Guides