Place an Interlibrary Loan Request
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 (NWLS) 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. You can also make Merlin loan requests by email or by calling the library (715) 479-8070. Once your requested item is in, we will notify you. You can pick up and return the item at the library.
|Interlibrary Loan, or ILL, is a service library customers may use to gain access to materials which cannot be found in the Merlin catalog. 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 Merlin Library catalog, you can search state-wide to see if another library in Wisconsin owns it.
HOW TO PLACE YOUR OWN REQUEST:
By using WISCAT interlibrary loan, you agree to:
InterLibrary Loan FAQS
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