Policies and 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

  • 4 weeks for U.S libraries
  • 2 weeks upon receipt for international libraries
  • two-week renewals possible
  • Limit of 5 volumes or 6 reels of a single title per request

Scanning limit

  • 50 pages per request (except Masters Theses)
  • 20 print exposures per request from microfiche
  • 10 microfiche to microfiche copies per request

Basic charges

  • $20.00 IFM or invoice (What is IFM?)
  • Payment accepted via checks, credit card, IFLA, and money orders within the U.S.

Extra charges

  • Mailing to international libraries: actual postage cost
  • Masters Theses: $8.00


UW-Madison has reciprocal relationships with BTAA (Big Ten Academic Alliance) libraries, Stanford, the Library of Congress, Iowa State Library, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Non-Circulating Materials

Several collections and/or materials located within the UW-Madison Libraries’ collections do not circulate. Note that the lists below are not necessarily comprehensive.

Non-circulating collections include:

  • African Studies
  • American Indian Studies Library
  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)
  • Learning Support Services (LSS)
  • Limnology Library
  • Max Kade Institute
  • Robinson Map Library

Scanning from these collections is not permitted:

  • African Studies
  • Learning Support Services (LSS)
  • Max Kade Institute, Robinson Map Library