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Interlibrary Loan
Can't find the materials you want in Hedberg Public Library's catalog? The item may be available from another library. For assistance with an interlibrary loan, visit the Information Desk, call 608-758-6581 or use the patron-initiated interlibrary loan service.

Patron-Initiated Interlibrary Loan

What You Do To Request an Interlibrary Loan

  1. Check SHARE Catalog to make sure the item is not available from HPL or another library in the SHARE system. If the item is available through SHARE, no interlibrary loan request will be made.
  2. Open WISCAT, the statewide library catalog. On the upper right corner of the screen, click Login.
  3. Select Janesville Hedberg Public Library. Type your Library Barcode in the Username box, and your SHARE Password in the Password box.
  4. Search for the item you wish to request. Once you find it, Click Request this Item. The request form will auto-fill with information from your library account.
  5. For Audio-Visual materials, type the format (CD, DVD, VHS, abridged, unabridged) in the Notes field.
  6. Click Submit. 

  7. If you have trouble logging in, or if you can't find the item you need using WISCAT, contact the Information Desk at 608-758-6600.  Other options may be available. 
What HPL Does
  • HPL's interlibrary loan staff will see the request in their electronic interlibrary loan file, review it and authorize the request to be sent to another library.
  • The library that owns the item will locate it and send it to Hedberg Public Library.
  • HPL will notify you by phone, mail or e-mail when the requested item has been received and is ready for you to check out at HPL's Checkout Desk.
How to Pick Up and Return an Interlibrary Loan Item
  • After you are notified that your item is available, go to HPL's Checkout Desk and let the staff know you have an item to pick up.
  • All interlibrary loan items must be returned to the checkout desk inside the library.
  • Late fee charges will be 50 per item per day.

For assistance or more information, call the Information Desk at 758-6600.

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