Access PolicyAvailable to everyone. Licensed electronic resources linked to within the catalog may be restricted to UW-Madison students, staff & faculty.
Resource TypesLibrary and Catalog
DescriptionThe UW Madison Library Catalog is the online catalog of more than 8 million books, periodicals, videos, audiobooks, music recordings, maps, music scores, microforms, Internet sites, electronic books, and computer databases currently owned or licensed by more than 30 University of Wisconsin-Madison campus libraries. This catalog provides access to what is owned by UW libraries outside of Madison through its "Search All of UW System" button. The library catalog also contains records for most of the items which are on order. The Library Catalog does not include journal articles, although it can be used to determine which journals we have. It also does not include some special collections, the records of some libraries/reading rooms, and materials that have not yet been converted from the card catalog (mainly items from Memorial or State Historical Society libraries). Hint: Use the Sign In button in the upper right to access a list of what you have checked out, to renew items, or to see what's waiting for you. Use Place Requests to recall a book from the current borrower, to retrieve a book from the shelf, or to borrow from another UW System library.