Shelving Facility Request

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Requesting from the UW-Madison Shelving Facility

  • Persons with a valid UW-Madison ID or authorized Memorial Library-issued borrower card
    • To request a book

      Use the Place requests button in the record for the item in MadCat and choose Retrieve from the Shelf
    • To request a specific journal article be delivered to you electronically

      First, see if we have it online. If not, you can ask us to locate a copy (available only to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students).
    • To request journal volumes

      Use Place requests button in the record for the item in Madcat and choose Retrieve from the Shelf

      (Note: each volume must be requested separately for retrieval to an on-campus library of your choice for in-library use)

    • Other questions or requests

      Contact the Shelving Facility
  • Persons without a valid UW-Madison ID or Memorial Library Borrower card, or those without Interlibrary Loan privileges: request an item from the Shelving Facility

The UW Madison Shelving Facility houses low-use and older books and journals from many campus libraries at UW-Madison. Some journal back-runs have been deposited at the facility because they are also available online (for example, titles in JSTOR).

The UW Madison Shelving Facility is not open to the public for browsing. All the materials in the Facility are included in Madcat.

For questions regarding the UW Madison Shelving Facility, contact us by email or call (608) 890-0755.

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