- What is BadgerLink?
- Who can use BadgerLink?
- Where can I access BadgerLink from?
- I don’t live in Wisconsin. Can I use BadgerLink?
- How does accessing BadgerLink work?
- The website isn't recognizing my library card. What's wrong?
- Is someone available to help me search BadgerLink resources?
- How are BadgerLink resources selected?
- What are the copyright restrictions of BadgerLink resources?
- How can I keep updated on all things BadgerLink?
- Why should I use BadgerLink instead of Google?
BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library which provides access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles, videos, images, and music. Want to know more?
BadgerLink is available to ALL Wisconsin residents. If you are a Wisconsin resident and are unable to access our resources, please Contact Us.
Automatic access is available from Wisconsin schools, libraries, and some homes. You can also log in to BadgerLink with your Wisconsin Library card from any location.
No. The BadgerLink contracts stipulate that access is given only to Wisconsin residents.
BadgerLink tries to identify you as a Wisconsin resident by looking at your computer's external Internet Protocol (IP) address and maintains an anonymous list of (over 6.5 million!) Wisconsin-only IP addresses. If our system is unable to identify you as being in Wisconsin you can log in using your library card number or Contact Us to request to have your external IP address added to our system. See our Access BadgerLink page for additional information.
Please clear your browser's cache and cookies and enter your barcode again - leaving out any spaces that may appear on the card.
Yes. Ask a Librarian!
A librarian will respond to your email in the order it was received, during our business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.) You can also find searching tips on our Training page.
Content is selected through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process governed by Department of Administration (DOA) guidelines. Want to know more? Visit our Resource Selection page.
Copyright is a protection given to authors (or creators of other intellectual works). Get more information on the BadgerLink Copyright page.
BadgerLink provides access to essential lifelong learning materials not available through Google or other public search engines. These materials have been selected so that only quality information from recognized publishers or sources are available. When you search BadgerLink, you can be confident that the responses are reliable and current.