Need that special item that's not available here at Olson Memorial Library? Just search one of the other libraries within the Northern Waters Library System or ask us to find it for you. You also have at your disposal a vast array of resources and library systems that can help you get that elusive book, thesis, genealogy, or archived newspaper article. Use the links below or just call and ask; chances are good we will be able to locate what you need.
Merlin is the catalog shared by NWLS member libraries. Your Merlin card number can be used to access your account and place holds, request items from other libraries, renew your items, or check the status your library record.
|WISCAT is the state-wide shared library catalog that allows us to borrow items through interlibrary loan. If you are not finding what you want in our local library/NWLS catalog, you can search state-wide to see if another library in Wisconsin owns it. Always check Merlin first, just in case.
Use the WISCAT link and your Merlin card number to access the catalog and find the item you are looking for. Once you find the item you want, use the Request this item button located on the item page to place your request. You can create your own WISCAT account to keep track of the status of your WISCAT request.
You can also make inter-library loan requests by email or by calling the library (715) 479-8070. Once your request is in we will notify you and you can pick up and return the item at the library.