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Information for Transfer Students : Library Accounts & Requests

Welcome to UW-Madison! We hope this guide will provide you with information about our Libraries. Some services, resources, etc. may be different from your previous academic institution.

Account Links

Book Delivery

Book Request - You may place a request for a book through the library's catalog and it will be held for you at the UW-Madison campus library of your choice. For more information, see: How to Request Materials

UW System Search - If a book is unavailable on campus, you can request it from another UW System library.  The UW-Madison Libraries catalog automatically includes books from UW System libraries--just look for the request link.

Interlibrary Loan - If a book is unavailable on campus, request it through Interlibrary Loan.  There is no charge.

For more information, see: Find & Request Materials

Getting Full Text Articles & Book Chapters

Follow    (Find It button) or the "Find It at UW Madison" link in most databases to:

  • access online full text (when available)
  • see if the journal or book is available in print (Library Catalog)
  • request a free pdf of the article or book chapter if full text is not available online (Request a Copy)

If you already have a citation, use this Citation Search to search for your article.

Returning Library Materials

Books you have checked out, including those borrowed through Interlibrary Loan, can be returned to any campus library participating in Open Return.  Use the Campus Libraries Find by Feature page to locate libraries that participate in Open Return.

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