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Access nearly 3 million items representing more than 800,000 different titles from LINKcat, a shared catalog with holdings for most libraries in the South Central Library System, a seven-county area that includes Madison and Dane County.
Need help with LINKcat or have a question about your account? Madison Public Library responds to email questions within 1-2 working days. We're happy to answer your question, but if it concerns overdues, fines, fees, a shelf-check for available books, or other time-sensitive information, please consider calling an open library instead.
Use the Cart to create a temporary list as you browse the catalog. When you're finished, place some or all items in the cart on hold or on a list. A cart isn’t connected to your library account and will be deleted after you leave LINKcat.
Create lists of your favorite items, items you want to check out later, or any other type of list you want to keep when you use LINKcat’s Lists feature. You must be logged into your library account to create and access your lists.
Checkout History allows you to keep track of all the materials that you borrow from the library.
Help the library save paper, postage, and get your notices to you faster. Sign up for email notification of holds and pre-overdue alerts. If you have any problems, please email email@example.com.
Information about your using your LINKcat account with links to tutorials on placing holds, renewing materials, creating lists, etc.
Information on placing and managing holds in LINKcat.
Answers to a few Frequently Asked Questions about logging in and using LINKcat.
Tips on searching the LINKcat catalog.
Manage your Library account outside the Library without using a computer.