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, do a search on the Madison College library catalog. Type in the title and search. If the item you would like is not available, select "Libraries Worldwide" on the left. See below.
Once you find and select the item you want, click on the blue "Request Item through InterLibrary Loan" button.
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.
When our libraries switched over to the new WorldShare Discovery system, Interlibrary Loan became much easier. Please use the above process to submit an Interlibrary Loan request. However, sometimes it is difficult to locate the item you are searching for in our catalog. If that is the case, please follow the link below to describe the item you would like to borrow. We will do our best to locate the item and request it from another institution.
To check if we already have a copy -
Quick Search of the online catalog:
Truax: (608) 246-6640
Downtown: (608) 258-2499
Fort Atkinson: (920) 568-7241
Portage: (608) 745-3111
Reedsburg: (608) 524-7794
Reedsburg: (608) 524-7800
South: (608) 243-4895
Watertown: (920) 206-8009
Madison College Libraries