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Outerlibrary Loan Form For Use During COVID-19

 Outerlibrary loan (OLL) is a borrowing privilege available to residents of Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk, and Wood County. This service normally allows customers to borrow materials or copies of articles unavailable in LINKcat from libraries across the nation.

However, during the COVID-19 crisis most libraries are closed and cannot supply any materials. A limited number of libraries MAY be able to send us scans of certain articles or book chapters. If you would like to request an article or a scan, please be aware of the following limitations:

  1. Absolutely no physical items can be requested (books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs). We will cancel any requests for these.
  2. You must supply an email address so we can deliver your item electronically. If you do not, we will cancel your request. 
  3. With so many libraries entirely closed, we probably won’t be able to exhaust every possibility for getting your item. This means you might need to re-request when the state and national resource sharing networks are fully restored. If your request can wait, consider holding it for now. 

Fields marked with an asterisk are required.

Enter your full name
Enter your street address.
Enter your city, state, and zip code. You must be a Madison Public Library patron in order to request materials. Example: Madison, WI 53711
Enter your complete barcode (14 digits). Do not include any spaces or punctuation in the barcode.
Use the pull down box to choose a "need-by" time. Please note that we cannot guarantee a specific delivery date. If you do not need this item by a specific time, leave this field set to "None".
Book Chapter Information:
Fill this out for a copy of a chapter or section of a book.
Enter the title of the book.
Enter the name of the author(s).
Enter the publication date.
Enter the chapter title.
Enter the chapter number if known.
Enter the pages if known.
If you have verified this item, enter one or more of these identifying numbers if you have it.
**The form may take a few seconds to complete. Please DO NOT click the 'submit' button multiple times. Please be patient and wait for the confirmation message to appear.**