Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Contact the Interlibrary Loan Department.

WISCAT Interlibrary Loan

WISCAT logoBrowse the WISCAT interlibrary loan catalog to find and request items that are not available in the regular library catalog (V-Cat). As of June 2013, WISCAT replaced OCLC for interlibrary loan at MCPL. Click here for instructions on how to use this new catalog.

Borrowing limits: Requests for interlibrary loan items borrowed via WISCAT will be limited to five requests per patron per month for a total of 60 requests per year.

By using interlibrary loan, you agree to:

  • Only request items published/released prior to last year (per amazon.com).

  • Limit your ILL requests to five per month.

  • Avoid requesting feature films, (fictional) TV series, video games, original periodicals (copies are fine), or items valued under $10 (per amazon.com).

  • Avoid requesting items published more than 75 years ago.

  • Limit requests so that you have enough time to use the items you receive.

  • Allow two to eight weeks for fulfillment. Contact us to check request status.

  • Pick up items promptly upon notification of their availability.

  • Return items by the due date printed on the ILL label.

  • Contact us to request renewals two to three days before the due date.

  • Abide by the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Interlibrary loan privileges may be suspended for: failure to pick up multiple items; failure to return multiple items by their due dates; multiple damaged or lost items; exceeding request limits; other abuses of the system.

Additional information: WISCAT instructions | Interlibrary loan FAQs