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Interlibrary Loan (WISCAT)

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Browse the WISCAT interlibrary loan catalog to find and request items that are not available in the regular library catalog (V-Cat).

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.

For interlibrary loan assistance, contact us by email or call 715-261-7200 and ask to be transferred to the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator. The ILL Coordinator typically is available Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

By using interlibrary loan, you agree to:

  • Only request items published or released prior to the current or previous calendar year -- e.g. in 2016, you may not request items published in 2016 or 2015. (Check amazon.com for publication dates.)
  • Limit your ILL requests to five per month.
  • Avoid requesting feature films, (fictional) TV series, video games, original periodicals (copies are fine), textbooks 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 the status of your request.
  • 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.

MCPL WVLS Online Catalog

Access to Interlibrary Loan (WISCAT) is provided by Wisconsin Valley Library Service (WVLS), a regional library system that includes the Marathon County Public Library. For more information about WVLS, visit https://wvls.org.