415. Interlibrary Loan Materials (WISCAT)
A patron may request an item from a library outside the library consortium if the item is not available from a SHARE library. The patron must have a valid patron borrower card and must provide either a phone number or email address in order for the request to be processed.
Requests for individual items can be made at any time, but the library cannot guarantee when an item will arrive. Requests for multiple copies of items, or items needed by a certain date, should be made at least three (3) weeks in advance. Fulfillment of requests is dependent on item(s) availability and the policies of the lending libraries.
All Interlibrary Loan requests will be processed via the state’s online union catalog: WISCAT. The library will attempt to notify the patron of the receipt of ILL materials within 48 hours by telephone. Patrons who do not have answering machines, voice mail or email accounts are recommended to call the library regarding the status of their requests. If the patron cannot be reached, the item will be returned to the lending library in accordance with its due date.
The due date of loaned items is determined by the lending library. Renewals of such items are contingent upon the lending library’s policies. If an ILL item becomes overdue, the patron may be charged a fine by the lending library. The patron is liable for all such fines.
Approved 8/10/1995, Amended 12/11/2002, 5/22/2007, 8/11/2015