Services for UW-Madison Faculty, Staff, Students, Volunteer Faculty and Honorary Associates (those with a Net ID)

UW-Madison faculty, staff and students, as well as community preceptors and honorary associates with courtesy appointments through a UW Department have full access to the services of the Ebling Library and the Ebling Library reference librarians. You are also welcome to contact the Wisconsin AHEC Informed Caring librarian for assistance locating resources referenced on this website.

To make full use of the resources available to you, you will need to activate your Net ID. The Wisconsin AHEC program has prepared a guide for community preceptors and others holding courtesy appointments on accessing resources available with a UW-Madison NetID. Download a printable PDF with instructions, Using Your UW-Madison NetID. Information for Volunteer faculty and others with courtesy appointments at UWSMPH.


Distance Access to UW Library Resources

Ebling Library is the Health Sciences Library on the UW-Madison campus. While many of the resources of the Ebling Library are available to the general public online, access to subscription databases, full-text journals and other resources frequently used by physicians are available only if you visit the library in person or sign in online through the Ebling website. For this, you need your NetID.

If you are working on the Ebling Library website and select a resource for which access is restricted, you will be prompted to enter your UW-Madison NetID in order to access the resource. The only way you will be recognized as a UW-Madison user is to access the resource through a UW-Madison portal (either through the library website, or by signing in through MyUW (at before going to the library website. If you go straight to a subscription database or journal article, and do not come through a UW-Madison web space, you will not be prompted for your NetID and will not have access to all the resources of the database, including full-text articles.

Please note: A few of the Ebling Library medical databases, such as MICROMEDEX may be available only from locations within the Health Sciences Learning Center or the UW Hospital and Clinics, regardless of UW affiliation status.

To order a book or article with your Net ID, go through UW Libraries Interlibrary Loan. You will need an 11 digit ID: your Net ID plus the "issue code" that you will find on the lower right corner or back of your UW-Madison ID card.