BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library which provides access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles, videos, images, and music. Want to know more?
BadgerLink is only available to Wisconsin residents. Our system looks at your computer to determine if you're in Wisconsin.
If you're seeing the Whoops page, our system can't tell if you're in Wisconsin. Log in to verify that you are a Wisconsin resident or Contact Us to see if we can get you automatic access in the future. Learn more about how to access BadgerLink.
Sometimes browsers get confused. Here's what you should do:
- Clear your browser's cookies and cache.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Delete.
- Select cache, cookies, temporary internet files, history (exact wording varies) – and click delete.
- Close and re-open your browser.
- Navigate back to our Library Card Login page (https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/login) and enter your login information again.
I keep getting odd error messages or login screens when trying to access the resources. What's going on?
You may be accessing the resources through incorrect links (bookmarked pages and timed-out sessions are the biggest culprits). Clear your browser's cache (as described above) and try again through our Resources page (https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/resources), or if you place links on your own website to our resources, make sure to use our official, authenticated URLs. These can be found in column E on this Google Spreadsheet. More info on BadgerLink on your Website.
Nope, sorry! The BadgerLink contracts stipulate that access is given only to Wisconsin residents. See what resources your state provides.
BadgerLink resources are purchased with Universal Service Funds appropriated through Wisconsin’s biennial budget process. Content is selected through a solicitation process governed by Department of Administration (DOA) guidelines. Once the contracts have been awarded and appropriated funds have been encumbered for the purchase of the selected resources, contracts are signed.
BadgerLink is not able to change resources or vendors in the middle of a contract or without an awarded solicitation. However, we do want to know what resources you think would be best for BadgerLink!
Content is licensed for personal and educational use by Wisconsin residents.
Access NewspaperARCHIVE is licensed for personal and educational use by Wisconsin residents. Go to the Access NewspaperARCHIVE Copyright Information page for more information.
Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers website, is owned by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and its contents are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws. You may use the site and its contents for personal research and educational purposes only
EBSCO resources are licensed for personal and educational use by Wisconsin residents. Go to the EBSCO License Agreement page for more information.
HeritageQuest Online is licensed for personal and educational use by Wisconsin residents. Go to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions page for more information.
LearningExpress Library is licensed for educational or personal use by Wisconsin residents. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for all content permissions inquiries.
TeachingBooks.net's resources are licensed for personal and educational use by Wisconsin residents. Go to the TeachingBooks.net Policies page for more information.
If you have any questions about using BadgerLink resources, Ask a Librarian!