Services, Prices, & Payment

Articles, Book Chapters, etc.

WTS is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday.  Items cannot be shipped or delivered outside of business hours.  All prices are per citation. Additional fees may apply for longer material.

Average Pricing and Turnaround Times 

NOTE: Averages include any necessary copyright/licensing fees or supplier fees to obtain

~ $15  - $65 typically 2-4 days 
Rush ~ $30  - $95 typically next-day or sooner
ASAP ~ $75  - $200  highest priority - obtain as soon as possible
Copyright variable  (costs are set by publishers)
Outsourcing variable  (costs are set by suppliers)
Cancels may incur 20% service charge


Need from print items: Fulfillment times for dictionary definitions, date stamps, book chapters, or other requests that are not available electronically typically take longer than other items.  We appreciate your understanding and patience. 



WTS follows the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.  We cannot advise our clients on their obligations under copyright law, so you may wish to consult your company's legal counsel if you have questions. WTS gives clients the option of assuming responsibility for compliance; however, please note that in many cases, WTS cannot obtain materials unless we pay copyright royalties to the rightsholder. Please note that copyright royalties are set by individual publishers, not by WTS, and costs can vary greatly (usually between $40 and $75 per article, but sometimes more).

Book Loans

WTS provides book loans of items owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

$25  typically ships in 2-3 days
Rush $40  typically ships next-day
ASAP $75  highest priority - staff will drop everything to get this to you as soon as possible
Loan Period   60 days, no renewals
Shipping  at cost; charged to client's UPS or FedEx account when provided
Overdue $10 per week
Lost book $200 plus replacement cost ($300 minimum)



$150 per hour for same-day service, regardless of results.  Database fees may apply. 
$75 per hour for 2-4 day service, regardless of results.  Database fees may apply.   

Other Services

Masters Theses
at UW Madison
  $15 for first 50 pages + $15 for each additional 50 pages
Dictionary definitions
  Fees apply per dictionary title; additional project fees may be assessed 
Library date stamps
  Fees apply regardless of results
    please note: monographs (books) usually do not have a library date stamp
Declarations    $200 per citation; may include article & copyright fees; only available for items currently held in print by UW-Madison libraries
Manual searching
  Project fees, regardless of results
Citation correction   Verification may incur additional fees



Clients are billed monthly as orders are completed.  Invoices are provided electronically (PDF and/or Excel).  Invoices can be paid by credit card, check, or bank transfer.

Credit card payments are accepted online after the invoice has been sent.  

Remit checks to:

Wisconsin TechSearch
Accounts Receivable
728 State St. Room 276
Madison, WI 53706

Please include the invoice number on your check.

Payments by bank transfer (EFT/ACH) are accepted.  Contact us if you would like to pay by bank transfer.