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.
BadgerLearn Pro - Learning resources for library staff
Google + Resource Sharing Community - An ILL forum for library staff
Found in Wisconsin - Digital history database
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