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About LINKcat

What Is LINKcat?

LINKcat is the shared catalog for a consortium of public libraries in Wisconsin that work together and with the South Central Library System, a seven-county area that includes Madison and Dane County, to create a network of shared computer systems and services. The service is managed by South Central Library System staff on behalf of member libraries and decisions are made by a committee of member library representatives.

Because LINKcat combines the library collections of all LINKcat libraries, the system gives you access to nearly 3 million items representing more than 800,000 different titles! You can borrow anything in LINKcat and have it shipped directly to your preferred pickup library. All you need is a current library card!


Contact your local library if you have questions about how to use LINKcat or check the online help on our site or at the LINKcat Help site. If library staff is unable to answer your question, they will refer you to someone who can. Feel free to share any of your comments and concerns with us online or by calling your local library