Wauwatosa Public Library Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan is a program that makes it possible for users of the Wauwatosa Public Library to borrow materials from libraries located outside of Milwaukee County, usually at no charge. Academic, medical and other special libraries and public libraries throughout the State of Wisconsin and across the nation participate in this program.
In order to request an item through Interlibrary Loan you will need to stop at the Information desk and complete a form. You will need to present a current, valid library card issued by Wauwatosa Public Library or another public library in Milwaukee County. No more than 5 items can be requested at one time.
Available via Interlibrary Loan
Items that can be requested through Wauwatosa Public Library ILL include:
- Photocopied articles (please provide complete information including date and page numbers)
- Microfilm of newspapers
- Academic materials such as theses and dissertations
Not Available via Interlibrary Loan
Items that cannot be requested include:
- New books (less than 1 year old)
- CDs, DVDs, videos and audiobooks
- Reference books
- Materials that are owned by one of the 15 public libraries in Milwaukee County.
The loan period for items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan is set by the owning library. Books may be borrowed with your library card and taken home. Photocopies may be kept. Microfilm must be viewed in the Wauwatosa Public Library. Items borrowed through ILL must be returned to the Wauwatosa Public Library.