When the full-text isn't available in our databases, look for a link that says: Request item via Oscar Express. Clicking that will automatically fill out the request form for you.
What is Oscar Express?
Oscar Express allows you to request books and articles that are not available through the Edgewood Library from other libraries across the country.
All currently enrolled students and currently employed staff and faculty with an active Edgewood ID.
The library allows a certain number of free ILL requests per year:
Books usually take 5-7 business days to arrive. Articles and book chapters, which are sent electronically, take 1-3 business days on average. However, the department cannot guarantee any delivery date. Please submit your requests well ahead of any deadlines.
Logon with your Edgewood Username and Password, select the appropriate request form, fill out the form with all the required information and submit.
You can also create a request when you see the link "Request item via Oscar Express" in a database. Login with your Edgewood account, and then follow the same steps but it will fill out the request form for you. See How do I request something that's not available at Edgewood? for details.
We will notify you via email when it arrives. You can also check the status of your requests by logging into your Oscar Express account and clicking on the request.
Articles and book chapters are delivered electronically. Log in to your Oscar Express account, look at the request and then you can click on an article to view or download it. These will be available in your Oscar Express account for 30 days. You can download the article if you need to save it or keep it longer.
Books will be available for pickup at the Edgewood Library Front Desk. To make use of the full loan period, pick up the book promptly.
For some distance doctoral students we may be able to mail the items to your address.
You can renew an item by logging into your Oscar Express account and clicking on renew. You can also contact the library and we can try and renew the item for you. Not all libraries allow their items to be renewed. If the item is overdue or if you have already renewed it once you will have to contact the library to renew the item.
Items should be returned to the front desk at the Edgewood College Library.
A library may decide that they need an item back. If your item was recalled please return it as soon as possible and we can try and request it from another library if you still need it longer.
Email email@example.com, or use the Ask a Librarian links on this page.
Oscar Rennebohm Library
959 Edgewood College Drive - Madison, WI 53711