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Theatre 272: Theatre History II: Borrow from Other Libraries

Get Books, Media, Book Chapters, & More Not Available at UW-Whitewater

If the book, book chapter, media, or other item you want is not available via Research@UWW or in the database you are searching you have several options for locating what you want elsewhere. First check Research@UWW to see whether the item is available to borrow from other UW System libraries through Request or UW Request. Then try other options. Usually you will receive the physical item, but for parts of entire items, such as book chapters and articles you will received a PDF. 

Borrow Books & Get Article PDFs from Other Libraries

If the UWW library you use does not have the item you need, or if it has already been checked out by someone else, current UWW faculty, staff, and students can usually borrow it from another library. Which lending service to use depends upon the resource you wish to borrow. For assistance, please contact a reference librarian.

  • UW Request & Request - free
    Use to borrow "returnable" materials such as books, videos, and government documents--if not available at your UWW library--from other UW System libraries. It cannot be used to borrow non-circulating items (such as reference books or items on reserve) or articles from periodicals. UW Request and Request are free services and items ordered generally arrive within 2-5 weekdays. For more information, and for instructions on use, go to our How to Borrow From Other Libraries: Request/UW Request page.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) - free
    • Use ILLiad to request scanned copies of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers or chapters from books.
      Approximate turnaround time is normally 2-4 weekdays for articles and book chapters,which are delivered online as PDFs.
    • Use to borrow books and other non-periodical materials that are not available at UWW libraries or other UW System libraries using UW Request.
      Non-circulating items (such as reference books, entire journals, or items on reserve) cannot be borrowed.
      Approximate turnaround time is currently 2-5 days for physical items. For more information, and for instructions on use, go to the Interlibrary Loan service web page.

How? Check out the How to Borrow From Other Libraries guide.

Getting Materials from Other Libraries

If your UWW campus library does not have the item you need, or if it has already been checked out by someone else, the library can usually obtain the item for you from another library, using either UW Request or ILLiad interlibrary loan. Which service to use depends upon the resource you wish to borrow. These services are available to current students, faculty, and staff of UWW campuses. For assistance, please contact a reference librarian.

UW Request and Request from other UW System Libraries
Use to borrow "returnable" materials such as books, videos, and government documents--if not available at the UWW library you use--from other UW System Libraries. It cannot be used to borrow non-circulating items (such as reference books or books on course reserve) or articles from periodicals or journals. UW Request is free, and materials arrive within 2-5 weekdays. For more information, and for instructions on use, go to our How to Borrow From Other Libraries: UW Request web page.

 

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)
Use to request scans of articles from newspapers, journals, and magazines not available at your UWW library. Also use to borrow books and other materials if not available at your UWW library or through UW Request (non-circulating items like reference books cannot be borrowed). This service is also free. Currently, approximate turnaround time is 2-4 weekdays for articles; 8-12 weekdays for most other items. For more information, and for instructions on use, go to the Interlibrary Loan service web page.

How? Check out the How to Borrow From Other Libraries guide.

Video: Request "Books, Media & more" from Other UW Libraries

This shows how to use Research@UWW to search all UW campus libraries' catalogs simultaneously and place requests to have books, videos, or government documents sent to Andersen Library's Circulation Desk or Lenox Library's service desk. Requested materials typically arrive in 2-5 weekdays. You must be signed in (with your UWW Net-ID) to place requests; this UW Request service is freely available for all current UWW students, faculty, and staff.

 

Resource Sharing / UW Request video

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