East Campus & Downtown

Vibrant and bustling, UW–Madison’s East Campus and downtown area is where the university meets the city. The area features libraries, the Wisconsin State Historical Society, coffee shops, food carts, restaurants, and shopping. Whether you want a falafel, sushi, or fried cheese curds; a space to do research or just sit and relax with a cup of coffee, East Campus & Downtown has it.

State Street

East Campus Mall

The Red Gym

Library Mall

Vibrant and bustling, Library Mall is home to Memorial Library, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and striking natural beauty. Memorial Library is one of approximately 24 campus libraries. The libraries offer millions of printed volumes, ebooks, and materials in other formats, as well as computer labs and printing services, technology equipment rentals, study rooms, and librarians who are available nearly 24/7 during the academic year. In Library Mall, you can find the community lining up at the Mall’s many food carts, which offer food from around the world.