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Virtual Library Access: The physical library space is closed until further notice. Online library resources will continue to be available and MSOE librarians will be providing remote support. For more information view the Virtual Library Guide.

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About the Library: Borrowing From Other Libraries

At the Walter Schroeder Library, we make every effort to provide you with access to the information you need. If we do not own what you are looking for, the following services are set up to accommodate your needs.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan is a service that allows us to obtain materials that you need from other libraries. We have an online system called Clio for managing ILL requests. Use Clio to:

  • Place requests for books, articles and other library materials not available in our collections
  • Check the status of current ILL requests
  • View past ILL borrowing history
  • Keep track of due dates and request renewals for ILL materials

Log into Clio to request ILL materials.

Patrons can expect books and other loaned materials to arrive in approximately 5 to 7 business days. Articles and content that can be delivered electronically generally arrives after 3 to 5 business days. Some requests may take longer. Please remember to plan ahead as it may take time to obtain the material.

We will contact you if there is a delay with a request, or if we are unable to obtain a requested item.

Please do not use Clio to request codes and standards, instead please fill out a Code and Standard Request Form.

For more information on Interlibrary Loan, please read the Interlibrary Loan Policy.

InfoPass

InfoPass allows you obtain materials directly from other Milwaukee area libraries. In order to borrow materials from other local libraries, you must request an InfoPass from a librarian. The following rules apply:

  • The needed material cannot be in the MSOE collection.
  • Only three items may be obtained using InfoPass.
  • The InfoPass must be completed at MSOE prior to going to the lending library.
  • The patron is responsible for collecting and returning materials to the lending library.
  • The lending library may impose daily fines for overdue InfoPass material. Please abide by all loan parameters. MSOE has agreed to bill borrowers for non-returned InfoPass material.

Cooperative Lending Libraries

MSOE has a cooperative lending program with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Libraries. With a valid MSOE ID, you are able to get a special borrower’s card from MCW that allows you to check out books from their general collection. In exchange for this privilege, we allow faculty, students and staff from MCW access to our collection.