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Children's & Young Adult Literature

Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries

For general information about borrowing items from Andersen Library, click here to visit the Circulation Services and select Borrow from Us.

If the UW-Whitewater Libraries do 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.

UW Request: Borrow from Other UW Libraries 
Borrow physical materials such as books, videos, and government documents--if not available at Andersen Library--from other UW System libraries. Items ordered generally arrive within 2-5 weekdays.

Interlibrary Loan (‚ÄčILLiad): Borrow from Libraries Outside the UW System 
Request articles from newspapers, journals, and magazines, as well as books and other materials not available in a UW System library. Approximate turnaround time is 1-4 weekdays for articles; 5-7 weekdays for physical items. 

Document Delivery
Graduate and distance education students may use Document Delivery to have journal articles owned by UW-Whitewater in print or microform sent to them by UW-W email.  Note your distance education and/or graduate status information in the Comments space on the form. Turnaround time is generally 1-2 weekdays.

Taking Online Courses?

Are you taking classes online? You can still use the library! Students who are enrolled in UW-Whitewater online degree programs and live more than 30 miles from campus are considered Distance Education (DE) students. Graduate students are also eligible for these services. These students are eligible for the same services as on-campus students, as well as others listed below.

mail truck imageRequest that items owned by UW-W Andersen Library be sent to your home at no charge. How?

  1. Use ILLiad (InterLibrary Loan) to make these requests,
  2. Indicate in the Notes field of your request that you are a distance education student. 
  3. Provide your mailing address in the Notes field.
  4. You are responsible for returning the item to UW-W at your cost. It is strongly encouraged to obtain a tracking number if you are mailing items back to the library and to ensure there is sufficient insurance should the package be lost or damaged during the shipping process

undefinedUse your UW-W HawkCark to borrow items from other UW System Libraries.

icon: photocopies and scanned copiesA DE student may also place a request for scanned journal articles or book chapters using the Document Delivery service. These will be delivered via UW-W email. Watch this video tutorial to see how to do this.

Any questions or concerns about Document Delivery should be submitted to the ILL department at

If you encounter problems accessing library resources, such as access to library databases or the full-text of articles, see our Troubleshooting guide or call the Reference Desk.