- About WiLS
- Cooperative Purchasing
- Interlibrary Services
- Wisconsin Heritage Online
- WiLS Board
The WiLS Interlibrary Loan Service was established in 1972 by a consortium of Wisconsin libraries. WiLS ILL enables libraries to get fast access to materials in the UW-Madison Campus libraries and facilitates resource sharing between member libraries while paying a single bill annually.
To use the ILL service, you must either be a Full WiLS Member or a Resource Sharing member and must set up an ILL deposit account. (Annual Member Fees and ILL Service Fees).
Any Wisconsin library can join. Most academic and some public, school and special libraries have joined. Most other libraries receive interlibrary loan service from the state Reference and Loan library.
For ILL member libraries, we access the 21 UW-Madison campus libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society Library to fill requests and we can refer unfilled requests to state, national, and international libraries. Members also receive referral credits, a newsletter, electronic desktop delivery to patrons, access to our back-up reference service, an annual meeting, workshops, consulting, discounted rates to commercial services, and a 24-hour rush service.
To become a WiLS ILL member, contact Kathy Schneider at 608.263.2773 or schneid at wils.wisc.edu.