Interlibrary Loan to our Merrill library card holders. If
you do not find the items you want in our shared system, V-CAT, you can
ask us to get them through the statewide interlibrary loan system WISCAT,
or if you are a Merrill library card
holder, you may initiate your requests yourself AFTER you
read these [INSTRUCTIONS] .
To have the librarians request an interlibrary loan for you, come to the Adult Reference Desk on the 3rd
level, or call 715-536-7191 and ask for the Adult Reference Desk.
All Interlibrary loan requests are done on an ASAP basis. ASAP means as
soon as possible. This varies from about 7 days if it is checked in at
the loaning library to however long the material is checked out
for at the owning library. If others have
asked for the material
before you, you might be put on a request list, just as you would be
here. ILL's usually come to us through the courier delivery system.
We will notify you when your ILL arrives by phone, mail or e-mail.
If you have a deadline, a date after which you cannot use the material,
please let us know. In that case the ILL system will not place the
item on hold. Instead it will check with all the loaning libraries on
the chance that a library can send it before your deadline date.
If it cannot be supplied by your deadline, you will be notified and the
request will be considered finished. It is best to have a backup plan
if you have a very short deadline.
Non-Merrill residents - Wherever
you live, go to your local library, or if you are a student, to your
college library to request library materials from outside your
area. They will tell you what information they need, and following
interlibrary loan procedure will request the items you want.