Monday, March 13, 2017

Color Printing Now Available in McIntyre Library

Good news! Color printing is now available to all library users.

How this service works:
  • Email your document as an attachment to
  • Prints can be picked up and paid for at the circulation desk on the first floor.
  • Cost is $.35 per page
  • Only 8.5" x 11" printing on white paper is available
  • Only one-sided printing is available

Please contact staff at the circulation desk if you have any questions.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Jill Markgraf Appointed Interim Director of Libraries

Jill Markgraf has been appointed Interim Director of Libraries at UW-Eau Claire following the departure of John Pollitz in February.

Jill started working at McIntyre Library in 1998 and since 2008 was the head of the library's research & instruction department.

You may contact Jill at or 715-836-5357.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Blugold Radio Coming to McIntyre Library

Blugold Radio 99.9 FM
Blugold Radio, the Chippewa Valley's only indie rock station, is moving into McIntyre Library. The radio station will be located near the library's mall entrance on the first floor.

Construction on the new Blugold Radio home began in late February 2017 and it is anticipated that the radio station will be broadcasting from their new home in April 2017. The station will be staffed during regular business hours M-F and at intermittent times in the evenings.

For more information, please contact Scott Morfitt, station manager for Blugold Radio (

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Library Hosting 3rd Annual Backgammon Tournament April 1st

Backgammon Set
McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the 3rd annual Eau Claire backgammon tournament on April 1 starting at 1 pm. The tournament, which is FREE and open to UW-Eau Claire students and all residents of the Chippewa Valley is for beginners and experienced players alike.

How the tournament works
Backgammon Bracket
The tournament will have a maximum of 32 players (two sixteen team brackets).  
Registration is required to enter the tournament.

McIntyre Library will host all rounds of the tournament and is located on the UW-Eau Claire campus at 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54702.  Parking at UW-Eau Claire is free on the weekends.  Please consult this map (PDF) for location information.  Suggested locations to park are the Phillips Lot or Hibbard Lot.

Registration is FREE and is required to participate in the tournament.  To register send an email indicating your interest in participating to Hans Kishel, UW-Eau Claire librarian:

Please register no later than March 30, 2017.  If space is available registrants will be taken on day of tournament.

Questions should be directed to Hans Kishel (, 715-836-2959).

Monday, February 13, 2017

Farewell John Pollitz, Library Director

Pollitz Goodbye
John Pollitz, director of McIntyre Library since 2007, will be leaving UW-Eau Claire on February 24. He will be going "home" to his alma mater, Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he will be dean of Library Affairs.

Please join us in saying goodbye to John on Wednesday, February 22 from 3-5 pm in the McIntyre Library's 1st floor Research Center.

Congratulations & best wishes John!

Monday, January 23, 2017

One Book, One Community - Reading "Evicted"

McIntyre Library and the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library have teamed up to host a reading program entitled "One Book, One Community." This program will feature a handful of events in which participants will read and discuss Matthew Desmond's book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Events run from Tuesday, January 31 to Saturday, February 4.

One Book, One Community is a reading program designed to encourage literacy and civic involvement by reading a single book which highlights issues relevant to our community. This collaboration is for all members of the UW-Eau Claire (students, faculty, staff) and greater Eau Claire community. 

Evicted was written by UW-Madison alumnus, Matthew Desmond. Desmond documents the increasingly frequent experience of housing instability for poor, renting families. Through the interwoven stories of eight families living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Desmond illustrates the human impacts of a shifting economic and policy landscape. The book was selected as one of The 10 Best Books of 2016 by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

Desmond received his doctorate from UW–Madison in 2010. He is an associate professor of sociology and social studies at Harvard University and an affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW – Madison. In 2015, he received a MacArthur “genius” grant.

For questions please contact Eric Jennings, Outreach Coordinator & Instruction Librarian (; 715-836-4076).

Schedule of Events - Click to Enlarge

Tuesday, January 31: Book Discussions
12–1 p.m. • UW – Eau Claire Campus, Old Library Room 1142
6–7:30 p.m. • L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
Facilitators will lead discussions of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.

Wednesday, February 1: UW – Eau Claire Faculty Panel Discussion
4–5:30 p.m. • McIntyre Library, 2nd Floor Breezeway
UW – Eau Claire faculty will share their research for a better understanding of the topics covered in the book Evicted.

Thursday, February 2: Eviction and Poverty in the Chippewa Valley
6–7:30 p.m. • L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
Moderated panel discussion focused on how eviction and homelessness impact the Chippewa Valley.

Saturday, February 4: Housing Inspections and the Health Department
10:30 a.m.– noon • L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
Learn about Health Department programs to support safe and sanitary living conditions, how to report a complaint, and what the Health Department looks for during complaint and housing inspections.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Winterim 2017 Hours

Winterim 2017 Hours
McIntyre Library is open during Winterim 2017 (1/3-1/22) the following hours:

  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Monday: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Friday: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED

The library is closed for the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, January 16.

The library will close early on Friday, January 20 at 4:30 pm for the last day of Winterim classes.

The library will open at 7 am on Monday, January 23 for the start of the spring semester.