Requesting Books

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Instructions for distance students or faculty at the University of Wisconsin Madison in how to request books through Library Express using WorldCat.

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Requesting Books

  1. 1. Requesting Books Using WorldCat and Library Express
  2. 2. Using WorldCat • Requests placed through MadCat will not be mailed to off campus students. • WorldCat can facilitate the process of ordering books with library express. • Access WorldCat from library home page: http://library.wisc.edu
  3. 3. Start at Library Home Page http://library.wisc.edu Off campus students can Click the browse WorldCat MadCat, but Link requests placed there will not be mailed.
  4. 4. Choose Worldcat.org
  5. 5. Login with NetID for Proxy Access
  6. 6. Search for the Book by Title and/or Author Clicking the Books tab is optional but may help narrow your search
  7. 7. Narrow Your Results Click the sidebar links to refine your search, limiting by Author, Format, Year, Content, Language or Topic.
  8. 8. Click the Book You Want
  9. 9. Verify the Information About the Book Make sure you have the right author, edition and year of publication More details, including the ISBN, are available further down the page.
  10. 10. Click on the Library Express Link
  11. 11. Login to Your Library Express Account 11th digit is ID’s issue code
  12. 12. Verify Bibliographic Information Decide if you will accept other editions.
  13. 13. Enter Your Address and Submit Insert your address in the notes box every time you place a request.
  14. 14. Your Library Express Account Request Confirmation Check Status Here
  15. 15. Status of Requests Items usually ship within 3 to 10 days.
  16. 16. Status of Requests Click the Link for More Information
  17. 17. View Details and Cancel/Edit Request On the right sidebar you can cancel or edit your request
  18. 18. Request a Chapter from Library Express Home To receive a chapter, click Request an Article or Other Copy.
  19. 19. Complete Chapter Request Form Title, Year and Chapter Title are required. ISBN or OCLC Number will speed up process.
  20. 20. Available at Library Express Home Digitized chapter will usually be available online in 3-7 days. Click View Electronically Received Articles.
  21. 21. Using WorldCat • Use WorldCat and Library Express to have books mailed to you or chapters digitized for you. • More details are available at http://www.library.wisc.edu/distance/obtaining-m

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