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    • WTS Holiday Hours: 

      Closed: December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st

      WTS will be open with limited services December 23rd, 26th, 27th, 30th, and  January 2nd-3rd

Services, Prices, & Payment

Articles, Book Chapters, etc.

WTS is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday.  All time/delivery estimates are based on business hours; items cannot be shipped or delivered outside of business hours.  All prices are per article/chapter.

$15 usually 2 days; items outsourced to other suppliers may take 3 days or more, depending on item availability
$35 orders must be received by 2:00 p.m. Central
1-Hour Rush
Copyright  variable (costs are set by publishers; typically $38-75) in addition to above prices
Outsourcing  variable (costs are set by suppliers) in addition to above prices; articles may take additional time
Cancels  may incur 20% service charge




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).


It is difficult to estimate the total cost of an order as copyright and/or referral fees vary widely.  If you’re concerned about cost, WTS recommends specifying a price cap per article on our order form.  Staff will contact you if the costs will exceed your limit.  Please note the average prices for articles in the table above when considering your price cap. Having a low cap may delay delivery.

Book Loans

$25  ships in 1-2 days
Next-Day $35  
$45   contact us if ordering after 2 pm
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
  Article fees apply for 1-100 pages; additional article fees if over 100 pages
Dictionary definitions
  Project fees plus article fees; project fees may apply regardless of results
Library date stamps
  article fees apply; project fees and outsourcing fees may apply, regardless of results
    please note: monographs (books) usually do not have a library date stamp
Declarations    $100 per citation; may include article & copyright fees; only available for items currently held in print by UW-Madison libraries
Tables of contents
  article fees apply; outsourcing fees may apply
Manual searching
  Project fees, regardless of results
Citation correction   extensive 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.