Interlibrary Loan Service To Other Libraries

  • MCW Libraries loans original materials and sends copies to other academic, medical and public libraries. Persons who are not in the Milwaukee metropolitan area are encouraged to go to their local public or medical library to obtain assistance in borrowing materials from our library.

  • MCW Libraries follows the CONTU (National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works) guidelines on copying under Interlibrary Loan arrangements. We also follow the Interlibrary Loan code for the United States that is published by the American Library Association.

  • Loansome Doc users must sign an agreement with our library before service will begin. Only rural, non-affiliated health professionals are accepted.  Fees for service apply.

  • Delivery methods: Odyssey, PDF via email, Fax, U.S. Mail, UPS

  • Fees: Free to reciprocal libraries.  $7 for in-state non-reciprocal, $11 for out-of-state non-reciprocal.  Add $5 if rush service is requested.

  • Billing: Invoiced monthly or via IFM or EFTS.

  • We accept requests via ALA form, OCLC, and DOCLINE.

  • Limit of 50 pages for copies.


Contact Information

Mailing Address 

MCW Libraries/ILL
P.O. Box 26509
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509



MCW Libraries website
(414) 955-8310
(414) 955-6532 (fax)