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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a program that allows MATC faculty, staff, and students to borrow items from other participating libraries based on their circulation policy.  Loan requests are made only for items not held by MATC Libraries. 

The InterLibrary Loan (ILL) program allows students, faculty, and staff to request books, A/V materials and journal articles from any non-MATC library.  The items are then shipped to MATC.  There is a maximum of 5 ILL requests per week by an individual.  ILL requests are not made for textbooks or for items the MATC Library already owns.  ILL requests may take up to 3 weeks to receive.  The loan period for ILL items is typically 2 weeks.  Renewals are up to the discretion of the owning library.  Fees will be applied to overdue or lost interlibrary loan items.  ILL requests may be submitted through a reference librarian.

You must have a current MATC ID number to borrow ILL items.

A librarian will contact you to confirm your request and give you more information about the availability and time frame for the materials you have requested.  Although we will give it our best effort, we cannot guarantee that the materials you need will be available.

InfoPass

An INFOPASS allows participating local libraries to grant MATC students, staff, and faculty the privilege to borrow items from their collection, based on their loan policy.  

  • An Infopass cannot be requested for textbooks or materials that are currently owned within any of the four MATC libraries, even if items are checked out or located at another campus library. 
  • Patrons go to the other library to pick up the materials and return the materials to the other library.  
  • Patrons must identify specific titles and call numbers of items that are desired and the locations that hold these items before requesting an Infopass.
  • There is a limit of 1 Infopass per day and 3 items per Infopass.  
  • Once issued, an Infopass is valid for two weeks.
  • The loan period for Infopass materials is determined by the loaning library.
  • Patrons are responsible for returning the material to the lending library by the due due.
  • Patrons are responsible for all overdue/lost material charges incurred at the rate of the loaning library.  
  • Infopass requests are made in person with the reference librarian, who completes the online form at the WILS InfoPass request page.
  • The online form is submitted to the loaning library; no paper form is necessary. 

Staff: Refer to the staff-only InfoPass guide to place or fill requests.

Statewide and Worldwide Library Catalogs

Interlibrary Loan Request Form (DO NOT USE FOR INFOPASS REQUESTS)

Loca/Regional Academic Library Catalogs

Diane Kercheck

Diane Kercheck
Contact:
Milwaukee Area Technical College Library
700 W. State St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

414-297-7449

kerchecd@matc.edu

Regional Technical College Library Catalogs

Local/Regional Public Library Catalogs

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