Outerlibrary loan (OLL) is a borrowing privilege available to residents of Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk, and Wood County. This service allows customers to borrow materials or copies of articles unavailable in LINKcat from libraries across the nation.
Always check the LINKcat catalog to see if we own the material before submitting outerlibrary loan requests. We cannot request items we own and we cannot obtain items that are less than 6 months old.
There is a maximum of fifty (50) requests per person per calendar year and a maximum of five (5) titles per day. We can not initiate an outerlibrary loan request if you have fines exceeding $20.00, a 'stop' on your card, an active payment plan, or a Limited Use or reciprocal library card. Items can only be checked out to the library card number used to make the OLL request.
Please note that while a number of libraries may be listed in WorldCat as owning an item, a much smaller number are free, accessible lenders. Many libraries use WorldCat for cataloging purposes, so they list their holdings but do not participate in outerlibrary loan. Of those libraries that do loan books, only a tiny minority will lend other formats (such as audiovisual materials).
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For further information visit our OLL FAQ’s, or call 608-266-6302.