The Madison College Libraries are happy to try and obtain up to five items at a time from other libraries for students, staff or faculty. We try to get material as quickly as possible, but keep in mind that depending on the availability of the item and other factors, it is not possible to guarantee when and if the item will arrive. Sorry, but we do not borrow or lend textbooks. For more information, please see our policies.
To request an item not found at Madison College, first search the Madison College library catalog. There is a search box on the right. Type in the title, author, or other keyword and search. If the item in question is not owned by Madison College Libraries, select "Libraries Worldwide" box on the left or in the yellow banner. See an example in the box below.
Once the item in question is found, click on the title and scroll down to click on the blue "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button:
To request items that can not be found in the catalog, please use the following link:
Students enrolled in a degree credit class at Madison College may obtain a free borrowing card allowing access and borrowing privileges at all UW-Madison campus libraries.
Fill out the online form to request a UW Community Borrowing Card. After applying, you'll receive an email telling you that your card is ready for pick up and to bring a required mandatory letter from a librarian at your home institution. These forms are available at any Madison College library circulation desk. To obtain the borrowing card, present this form and either a State issued ID/drivers license or passport at the Card Application Window at UW-Madison's Memorial Library.
Faculty and Staff may fill out the online form to request a UW Community Borrowing Card. After applying, you'll receive an email telling you that your card is ready for pick up. To obtain the borrowing card, present your photo ID and proof of institutional affiliation at UW-Madison Memorial Library.
Quick Search of the online catalog: