About the SWITCH Consortium

MIAD's membership in the SWITCH Consortium gives us access to the collections of eight colleges with total library holdings of over 600,000 items. The Consortium members are: Alverno College, Sacred Heart School of Theology, Wisconsin Lutheran College, St. Francis Seminary, Mount Mary College, Cardinal Stritch University, and Concordia University Wisconsin. The online catalog, TOPCAT, is shared by these institutions, and displays items from all collections. If a book, video, or dvd is available from one of the SWITCH libraries, the user simply clicks on the "Request" button, enters their last name and barcode number, chooses "MIAD" as the pick-up location, and the item will be delivered to the MIAD Library on the next week day.
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