Out-of System Interlibrary Loan

If the South Central Library System does not own the material you need, we can send a request to another library that is not in our library system.


  • Patrons with a valid library card in good standing (no fines, no overdue items) from any of the South Central Library System library can place out-of-system requests.  You must have your library card number at the time you place your request.

  • Patrons can only request 5 items per week for out-of-system interlibrary loans.  If there are more than five requests, you will be asked to submit the additional requests at a later date, as we cannot keep lists of requests.

  • Your out-of-system interlibrary loan requests will not appear on your list of Hold Requests in LINKcat.
  • The loan period for out-of-system interlibrary loans is usually 1 to 4 weeks. The owning library determines the loan period for the item.  Please use the material promptly. Renewal requests should be made at least 3 days before the item is due. A 90-day waiting period is required before we can request the item again.

  • The yearly limit for requests is 100 per year.

  • Items are to be returned only to the Carnegie-Schadde Memorial Public Library Service Desk.

  • Do not return items in the book drop. 

  • For more information check out the Out-of-System ILL FAQs


How do I make a request?

There are several ways you can make a request:

  • Call the Library at 608-356-6166
  • Stop by the Library and make a request with staff.
  • Make your own requests directly in WorldCat.  Contact the Library for more information on how to make a direct request.