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The Research and Instruction Department provides research assistance and consultation, and partners with faculty to incorporate curriculum-based information literacy activities into their courses.

Research assistance and instruction is available:
Research Center hours, when classes are in session
Sundays 5 pm - 9 pm
Monday-Thursday 9 am - 9 pm
Friday 9 am - 3 pm
Meet with a Librarian

When classes are not in session, library staff are available on-call in their offices on the first floor.


The Research &Instruction Department empowers UW-Eau Claire students and other researchers to inquire, explore, and discover.


The Research &Instruction Department teaches students to use and create information critically and reflectively in the context of a constantly evolving and complex information landscape.

We foster information literacy learning and facilitate informed access to library collections through instruction and consultation.

We strive to create innovative learning spaces in the library and beyond.

We actively collaborate with colleagues across the university to build awareness of information literacy and its essential role in liberal education.