Interlibrary Loan Resources


Regional Library Catalog

Merlin – Shared catalog for a consortium of Northern Waters Library Service member libraries. View your account, manage holds, create reading lists, renew, and check item status for things checked out or on hold.

State Library Catalog

WISCAT is the shared catalog for many libraries in Wisconsin. 

  • Staff can manage requests for items owned by Wisconsin libraries outside Northern Waters
  • Patrons have access to a searchable WISCAT catalog.
  • Access to all functionality is available with a license. For information visit the Department of Public Instruction.

Global Library Catalog

WorldCat - OCLC records verification database for NWLS libraries.

Online Reference Resources

BadgerLink - Wisconsin residents have free access to reliable discovery databases for business and consumer information, lifelong learning skills, and literature recommendations for all ages.

Wisconsin Digital Archives - Your connection to state government documents

Databases - An overview of databases resources

BadgerLearn Pro - Learning resources for library staff

Google + Resource Sharing Community - An ILL forum for library staff

Found in Wisconsin - Digital history database

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Reader Advisory

NoveList - BadgerLink's Literature resources include NoveList's recommendations and reviews for all ages. The Merlin catalog also displays results with similar titles provided by NoveList

Resources - Links to reviews and recommendations for readers

Book Discussion Kits at Wisconsin Libraries - See #8 Book Club Requests (downloadable Excel list of Book Discussion Kits for ILL)

Reading Group Choices - Titles and guides recommended for discussion groups

Readers Resources - A comprehensive list of links to popular literature and reviews

Reading Group Guides - Book recommendations for discussion groups of all ages