Service Catalog

Service Category: TOPCAT Library Catalog

Name of Service: TOPCAT Library Catalog

Who is eligible to use this service?
Full-time and part-time faculty, staff, and students. Anyone with Internet access can search TOPCAT (our online public catalog); however, only Stritch community and SWITCH consortium members may check out or request materials.

When is this service available:
24 hours a day with the exception of downtimes due to maintenance and outages. One can search TOPCAT for any computing device as long as there is Internet availability (including mobile devices). There are certain times when request deliveries will not be possible.

Support Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 7:30AM – 11 PM; Friday 7:30AM-8:00pm; Saturday 9:30AM-4:30PM; Sunday Noon-11PM

Service Owner(s)

Name: David Weinberg-Kinsey
Title: Director of University Library
Phone: 414-410-4261

Service Description

TOPCAT is the library's online catalog. TOPCAT is shared by eight libraries in the Milwaukee area. These libraries make up the SWITCH (Southeastern Wisconsin Information Technology Exchange) consortium.

Search the online catalog to find out what a library has on a given topic, or to locate a work by title, by author, etc. The materials in the catalog are books and other media (e.g. DVDs).

Each item in TOPCAT has its own catalog record that provides information about the library item. TOPCAT has almost 900,000 items cataloged. 

How to Use this Service

Choose the Print and Media link on the library homepage.

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