We provide book loans and scanning services to libraries.
If you are an academic, public or special library, we accept either OCLC requests to the symbol "GZM" or webform requests (if OCLC is not an option for your institution). If your institution needs a webform login, please contact our staff at GZMILL@library.wisc.edu and we will gladly set you up after you provide mailing information about your library.
If you are an individual who needs materials from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's collections, please place an Interlibrary Loan request at any U.S. or overseas library to which you have access. The University can only accept requests from individuals that have come through a library.
If your business or industry has no library or information service, please consult UW-Madison Information Services for Businesses and Industries.
For questions about Docline, please contact the Ebling Medical Library Service.
Policies & Charges
|Will accept requests by||OCLC or web request only. Requests can be submitted via this webform, or call 608-262-1193 to arrange a logon and password for this service.
We do not accept ALA forms.
|Loan period & limits||
Several collections and/or materials located within the UW-Madison Libraries' collections do not circulate. Note that the lists below are not necessarily comprehensive.
Scanning from these collections is not permitted
Electronic Credit Card Payments
If a participant cancels less than seven working days prior to the date of an event, no refund can be issued. A substitute may be sent in the place of the original registrant, but the individual participant or department is responsible for coordinating and communicating this to the substitute.
The General Library System (GZM) does not sell, rent trade or distribute any personally identifiable information obtained from clients to a third party, except in cooperation with government agencies or as required by law. Information collected by GZM is used for administrative and operational purposes of our services.
Your credit card statement will reflect the charge for service from General Library System/GZM.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-262-1193 if you have any questions.
Billing & Shipping
IFM or invoice with material. (What is IFM?)
Accept checks, money orders (US only), Visa or Mastercard for invoices. If you cannot pay with a check or money order, we will accept IFLA vouchers. IBAN payments and postal vouchers not accepted.
NEED NEW UPS NUMBER
UPS Ground/Airmail for loans; 1st class, fax, and Odyssey or Article Exchange for articles.
We will loan PhD dissertations (1923-present) for $20 IFM or $20 Invoiced. (International libraries: fee does not include postage costs.) Copies are available from Dissertation Express (1955-present). We will scan older dissertations for the same charge as masters theses.
We cannot loan masters theses. We will scan masters theses in their entirety and send a file in PDF format. We charge $28 IFM or $28 invoiced for this service.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison currently does not offer rush service. We hope to reinstate this service in the near future.
Digitization on Demand
The University of Wisconsin-Madison no longer offers the Digitization on Demand service. We hope to reinstate this service in the near future.
Microfilm to Microfilm Copies
Please contact Andrea Rolich of our Preservation Department at email@example.com or 608-262-0897 to purchase microfilm copies.
UW-Madison has reciprocal relationships with CIC (Committee on Institutional Cooperation) libraries, Stanford, the Library of Congress, Iowa State Library, and the Smithsonian Institution.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Lending Department
728 State Street, Room B106B
Madison, WI 53706
OCLC symbol: GZM