McIntyre Library hosts a variety of spaces and collections with different materials and services. Below you'll find a few that are located within the library.
The Library's Physical Collection
McIntyre library maintains a collection of over 700,000 items for our patron’s use.
Our collection includes:
- Books, academic and leisure reading
- Magazines and Journals, academic and leisure reading
- Musical Scores
- Microfilm/Microfiche and readers to view them
- CDs containing music and audiobooks
- DVDs that range from documentaries to popular films
- Board Games
Special Collections + Archives
The Special Collections and Archives Department of McIntyre Library collects the official and unofficial records of the UW-Eau Claire from its founding as the Eau Claire Normal School in 1916 to the present. As one of 14 members of the Wisconsin Historical Society's Area Research Center Network, the department also holds manuscript collections and local government records pertaining to six Wisconsin counties: Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Eau Claire, Rusk and Taylor. In addition to these collections, the department holds and provides access to local history publications and more.
Educational Materials Center
The library maintains an Educational Materials Center which has as its primary purpose the provision of materials and resources to students and faculty of the University’s Teacher Education programs. However, the collection is available to all patrons of McIntyre Library, and may also serve the needs of local educators. Its mission is to make readily available for study, evaluation, and implementation, those educational materials of the highest quality produced for use with children from preschool through grade 12, and to provide other resources related to the teacher education programs at UW-Eau Claire. Highlights of the EMC include the children’s book collection, professional collection and K-12 textbooks collection.
Government Publications Repository
McIntyre Library provides free, public access to United States and State of Wisconsin government publications. As a selective Federal and State depository library, we collect documents of interest to our local community and to the academic pursuits of the students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.