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Will I still be able to use interlibrary loan?

FAQ: Will I still be able to use interlibrary loan?


Yes, MCPL patrons will still be able to request materials outside of the South Central Library System (SCLS) through interlibrary loan, including items from Wisconsin Valley Library Service (WVLS) member libraries.

In fact, one benefit of joining SCLS would be receiving an item from the Madison Public Library, for example, in a matter of days, whereas the same item currently takes 2–6 weeks to arrive at MCPL.

On January 25, 2021, the Library Board voted to approve a motion for the Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) to join the South Central Library System (SCLS). The 4-3 vote was preceded by a year-long analysis by the Library System Task Force, which was formed in January 2020 to thoroughly examine the cost and benefits of joining SCLS. In December 2020, the Task Force’s final recommendation was that MCPL join SCLS ... (read more)