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Hours & Location

Our Hours:

Monday – Friday (excluding holidays*)
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

NAGC members are welcome to visit Naeseth Library free of charge.
Non-members will be asked to pay the $15.00 Daily Use Fee.
Please call ahead to make an appointment, if you will need staff assistance.

If you are driving, please park in the lot behind the building or in the designated area on the side of building.

*To allow our staff to enjoy holidays with their families, we are closed: Good Friday, Memorial Day (observed), July 4th Independence Day, Labor Day (observed), Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Our Location:

415 West Main Street
Madison, WI 53703-3116

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The following hotels are all within a short walk to NAGC&NL:

  • DOUBLETREE HOTEL 525 W. Johnson Street, Madison WI 53703 (608-251-5511)
    5 blocks to NAGC&NL (There is a restaurant in the hotel)
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  • BEST WESTERN/INN ON THE PARK 22 S. Carroll Street, Madison WI (800-568-8520)
    3 blocks to NAGC&NL
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  • MADISON CONCOURSE 1 W. Dayton Street, Madison WI (800-356-8293)
    6 blocks to NAGC&NL
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  • HILTON/MONONA TERRACE 9 E. Wilson Street, Madison WI (608-255-5100)
    6 blocks to NAGC&NL
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There are several hotels/motels within a short drive of NAGC&NL:

Other Useful Locations Nearby:

  • University of Wisconsin Memorial Library and State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Library and Archives).
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