How to Request Books, CDs, Videos, Microfilm/fiche

Follow these steps to have a book or media item delivered to the campus library of your choice and receive an email notification when it’s ready for pickup. Some restrictions may apply.

To request a UW-Madison or UW System item

  1. Find the item in the Library Catalog and display its record.
  2. Click on Request a Copy. (More information)
  3. Using the dropdown menu, choose a library where you wish to pick up the item.
  4. Click on Submit.

Didn’t find it in the Library Catalog? Then request it from another library.

  1. Search for the item in WorldCat and click Request a Copy.
  2. Click on Request. If you haven’t logged in to the Interlibrary Loan system, do so now.
  3. Fill in any additional fields as needed and submit the request.

Questions? Ask a Librarian for assistance.

Typical delivery if the item is: Time
Owned by UW System 2-4 Days
Other locations 1-3 weeks