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How to Borrow From Other Libraries: UW Request

General Information

This service is free for UW-W faculty, staff and students and should be used first if you want to borrow physical items, such as books and government documents. These requests go to other UW System libraries. All UW campuses participate, although non-circulating items such as periodicals, periodical articles, reference books, and items from special collections cannot be borrowed this way.

  • Items usually take 2-5 weekdays to arrive
  • Items must be picked up within 10 days
  • If an item is NOT available in the system you will be sent an email offering you the option of using ILLiad to borrow the item from outside the System

1. Select Where to Search

Beginning on the Andersen Library homepage:

  1. Click on the Research@UWW tab if it is not already selected
  2. Select Books, Media & more (UW System) from the dropdown menu

If you are already in Research@UWW:

  1. Select Books, Media & more (UW System) from the dropdown menu

2. Search Catalog/Research@UWW

  1. Type terms in the text box
  2. Click on the Search button

3. Request an Item

  1. Click on Sign In in the upper right hand corner
  2. Click on UW-W students/staff login here
  3. Type your Net-ID (email name) and net-ID password in the boxes
  4. Click on Login
  5. 5.     Click on Get It below the citation for the item you want to borrow
  6. Click on the UW Request link
  7. Click on Request
  8. A "Your Request Was Sent" message will appear
  9. The item should be delivered to the circulation desk in 2-5 weekdays
  10. If the request fails, you will receive an email offering you the option of using ILLiad to borrow the item
  11. When done, click on Sign Out in the upper right hand corner of the display
  12. Close your browser

Need Help?

If further assistance is needed, please contact Interlibrary Loan Services at or (262) 472-5524.