Library Services for Volunteer Clinical Faculty Members

Medical College of Wisconsin Volunteer Faculty are welcome to use the resources of the MCW Libraries.  For help using the library or questions about our services, please contact the Todd Wehr Library Reference Desk at (414) 955-8302 or send e-mail to

Remote or Online Services Available from the MCW Libraries*
  1. Access to over 11,000 full-text electronic journal subscriptions.
  2. Access to over 8,000 electronic books.
  3. Access to online databases such as Ovid MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Scopus and more.
  4. Access to Clinical Resources web page which offers a group of medical resources and tools often requested for patient care, education and research. 
  5. Online catalog of all library holdings.
  6. Reference service via e-mail at or via phone at (414) 955-8302.  An online chat service is also available.  Reference service is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. excluding holidays.

*Most of the electronic journals, electronic books and databases are only available online from the MCW Network.  A login is required which can be created after appointment confirmed by the Office of Faculty Affairs.  To request login credentials, please fill out the Proxy Server Access Request Form. Upon receipt of login, use the library's proxy server to access the resources.

In-person Services from the MCW Libraries
  1. Access to library resources on-site. The MCW Libraries offer access to over a quarter million physical items, over 19,000 electronic journals and books, and 78 databases.
  2. The Todd Wehr Library Reference Desk is staffed Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., but librarians are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday - Friday for in-person and phone help (except on holidays).
  3. Check-out of material with an MCW Library card. Volunteer faculty must apply for a library card. Most books can be borrowed for 4 weeks. Up to 5 renewals for loans are possible.
  4. Classes on library resources.
Document Delivery Services from the MCW Libraries
  1. Scan and electronic delivery of an article from MCW Libraries collections. No charge. Request form must be filled out to complete the request.
  2. Article copy from other libraries. $10.00 per item minimum charge. $5.00 additional charge if rush service (24-48 hour) is requested. Request form must be filled out to complete the request.
  3. Loan of book or other material from other libraries. $10.00 per item minimum charge. Volunteer Faculty member must apply for an MCW Library card to use this service. Request form must be filled out to complete the request.

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