While we enjoy having a visit from you, there are a variety of services our library staff provides that you can access from the convenience of home, office or abroad, or, that can reduce your distance traveled.
Spare yourself a trip (or distance traveled) with this selection of services; follow links to detailed service information and estimated time for fulfillment.
Book Retrieval (local and UW System)
Request that materials from library collections be delivered to your most convenient campus library location. Generate this request by selecting the request link from the Libraries catalog record. Please see additional information about Finding and Requesting Materials.
Interlibrary Loan Services & Uborrow
Request that materials (books, book chapters, articles and more) that are not currently available through UW-Madison or UW System collections be delivered to your most convenient campus library location or digitized and delivered to your desktop. Submit a request form or populate a request form using the request links from WorldCat records or through Citation Search or “Find It” (articles) menus.
Request that available materials be delivered to you when residing or working outside of Dane County and not regularly commuting to campus (including internationally). Submit your request using Interlibrary Loan services; select “Distance Services as your “pickup library”.
Office Delivery Service for faculty and staff (expanded pilot beginning June 1, 2018)
Request that library materials be delivered to your campus office. “Campus office delivery” is now a choice when using the request link from within the Libraries catalog or Interlibrary Loan request forms.
Ask a Librarian
Consult with a librarian by chat, email, phone or by appointment. We are happy to work with you!
Still making a visit to campus and need to return materials?
Use our “Open Return” service. In other words, library materials (with the exception of a few types of resources) can be returned to your most convenient campus library location and we will route them to the holding library.
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