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WorldCat - The Ultimate Library Catalog


Did you know that there is a free library catalog that allows you to search thousands of libraries catalogs all in one search? It is called WorldCat. Besides books, you can search for music CDs and DVDs—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find research materials such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't usually available to the public. Because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages.

For other sites on the subject of libraries, check out the Libraries & Librarianship Category under Recommended Links on the MPL home page.

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Is there a way to authorize my library card so that I can make WorldCat requests from home?

Library Blog Administrator:

When requesting items from other libraries, you would need to fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request form. You can fill out the form in-person at any Milwaukee County Library or you can call (414) 286-3011 to place a request over the phone. Unfortunately, it isn't possible to place requests for another library's items online through WorldCat. I hope that this information helps!

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