Get Books

Identify books on a topic by using the campus catalog, WorldCat, or Google Books.

Log in to request books using Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services.
Be sure to set-up your account for Distance User access.
Log in using your NetID and password. 

  • Add your office mailing address to the NOTES field of the request form (2 lines only)
  • Books, conference proceedings, (etc.) will be mailed to you with postage-paid return mailer to the address supplied in the Notes field. (There is no charge for book loans).

Due dates can vary by lending library.

  • Request renewal by contacting the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services office by email or phone: (608) 262-1193.

E-Book Collections: While e-book editions can be found for many texts within the library catalog, or, as a format limit as applied to a search within the catalog, e-book collections can also be browsed (or searched) as a resource type as selected from the Libraries’ database menu.

Please note that not every title identified within these specific collections will be available; very specific titles are selected and licensed for access. Please click on an e-book collection’s title to learn more about any particular resource.

Special Note: DANE COUNTY staff should use the campus catalog’s “Place Request” link to have books delivered to a convenient campus library location. Present your UW-Madison Photo ID (Wiscard) to check-out these books.

  • How to Get your Wiscard.
    • Use Interlibrary Loan or WorldCat to request that books not owned by UW-Madison Libraries be delivered to your most convenient campus library.
    • Tip: Steenbock Library has convenient parking in the parking ramp (Lot 36) directly behind Steenbock Library on Observatory Drive. This is a gated lot which requires taking a ticket upon entry and paying upon exit (at pay-stations or gate).