Reference Desk Hours* (Fall Semester)
1pm-5pm & 6pm-10pm
*UW-W librarians chat online Wednesdays 6pm-10pm
*Online chat is always available
Check here for schedule exceptions.
Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries
For general information about borrowing items from Andersen Library, click here to visit the Circulation Services: Borrow from Us page.
If Andersen Library does not have the item you need, or if it has already been checked out by someone else, the Library can usually borrow the item for you from another library. Which lending service to use depends upon the resource you wish to borrow. For assistance, please contact a reference librarian.
Borrow from Other UW Libraries: UW Request
Use to borrow physical materials such as books, videos, and government documents--if not available at Andersen Library--from other UW System libraries.UW Request is a free service; items ordered generally arrive within 2-5 weekdays.
Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)
Use to request articles from newspapers, journals, and magazines not available at Andersen Library. Also use to borrow books and other materials not available in a UW System library. Approximate turnaround time is 1-4 weekdays for articles; 5-7 weekdays for most other items. For more information and instructions, go to the Interlibrary Loan service page.
Graduate and distance education (DE) students may use this service to have journal articles owned by UW-Whitewater in print or microform sent to them by UW-W email. Also, DE students may request that library items be sent to a home address. Request an article or library item using the ILLiad form. For information regarding fees and how to make these requests, click here...
Check the online catalog of the public library nearest you. Although you may borrow public library books via ILL, you may find it quicker to go directly to your local library if they have the title you need.
CESA #2 Resources & Library
If you are currently a K12 school staff member, you may have access to materials from their collection. UWW faculty and students may view materials at the Resource Center in person, but should contact the CESA librarian to make an appointment. If you are not a teacher within the CESA 2 area, view this map to identify your local CESA.
Andersen Library L2110A
UW - Whitewater
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190