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 - 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 is a free service 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: UW Request webpage.
- Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) - free
GETTING ARTICLE AND BOOK CHAPTER PDFS IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
BORROWING PHYSICAL ITEMS IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
- 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.
- Normally could also use to borrow books and other materials that are not available at your UWW library or through UW Request.
Non-circulating items (such as reference books or items on reserve) cannot be borrowed.
Approximate turnaround time is normally 5-7 weekdays for physical items. Pick up times for physical items will be listed in your confirmation message. 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.