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.
415 West Main Street
Madison, WI 53703-3116
By becoming a member, you not only gain benefits for your family history research, you also support a worthy cause.
Your annual membership helps you, your family, and a wide community discover their roots and preserve a treasured heritage.
NAGC & NL relies upon donations of all types from its members and friends throughout the world.
All gifts, whether large or small, are essential to the work of the Center, an important non-profit organization of international scope that is dedicated to preserving Norwegian-American history and heritage.
“I use this (Naeseth) Library for most of my Norwegian research. I have found records from Norway and from some of the first Norwegian churches in Portage/Waupaca Counties that I could not find elsewhere. Most of the materials are in Norwegian, which can cause some frustration if you do not have a basic knowledge of the language. The staff is very knowledgeable and understands the difficulties of researching in a foreign language. I have had many pleasant experiences working with the staff.I have been a member of this organization (NAGC & NL) for a number of years and have participated in the continuing educational opportunities offered. The newsletter, received twice a year, reviews activities of the Center and announces new holdings and classes.If you are looking for Norwegian ancestors, this is an excellent research facility.”
- Karla (Wisconsin)