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How to Borrow From Other Libraries: Interlibrary Loan through ILLiad

Basics

This service is free for UW-Whitewater students, faculty and staff and is used to:

  1. Borrow physical items not available through UW Request or Request
  2. Get periodical articles not owned by your UWW library

There are three main ways to access ILLiad and request an item:

  1. Research@UWW
  2. Through the Find It buttton button or link found in databases
  3. From the libraries' "Services" webpage

A. Research@UWW

After you Search and Sign In, under each item title you may see a note that indicates you will need to get the item from another library:
  • Available at – with other campuses’ locations listed. Follow the instruction on the UW Request & Request tab to borrow it from one of them
  • Checked out from – item is owned by at least one UW System library, but is not available right now. Follow these ILLiad instructions
  • Use Get It to Request
    • With other campuses’ location(s) listed in the record. Follow  the instructions on the UW Request & Request tab
    • Without a location listed. Follow these ILLiad instructions

Instructions

Request an Item

  1. Select the title of the item you want
  2. Sign in on the yellow or purple bar if you have not already done so
  3. If you see a: 
    • UW Request or a Request link, follow the instructions on the UW Request & Request tab
    • We Can Get it for You! (Document Delivery/ ILLiad) link, select it and continue with section C #3 on the Document Delivery Through ILLiad tab
  4. Select UW-Whitewater from the menu
  5. Select the Go button and log in
  6. Check to see that required boxes are filled out and add any additional information
  7. Click on the Submit Request button
  8. To log out, click on Logoff link
  9. Close your browser

B. Databases (Find It)

In most UWW article databases, if there is no full text available for an item in that database you will see a Find It button button or link for accessing it

Instructions

Request an Item

  1. Select Find It
  2. Select the title of the item you want
  3. If you see a:
    • UW Request or a Request link, follow the instructions on the UW Request & Request page
    • We Can Get it for You! (Document Delivery/ ILLiad) link, select it and continue with section C #3 on the Document Delivery Through ILLiad tab
  4. Select UW-Whitewater from the menu
  5. Select the Go button and log in
  6. Check to see that required boxes are filled out and add any additional information
  7. Click on the Submit Request button
  8. To log out, click on Logoff link
  9. Close your browser

C. Libraries' Webpages

If you already have a citation for the item you want, you may request the item directly from ILLiad.

Instructions

  1. Select the My Accounts link at top of any of the libraries’ webpages
  2. Select Logon to ILLiad
  3. Select UW-Whitewater from the menu
  4. Select the Go button
  5. Enter your username (Net-ID/email name) and password
  6. Under New Request select:
    • Article to request a PDF of a periodical article or book section
      • Items will be made available online in about 2-4 weekdays
      • Your item received notification email will include download instructions
      • Print or save documents to your own files
    • Book to request a physical item such as a book or DVD
      • Items arrive at your campus library in about 5-7 weekdays
      • Your item received notification email will include pick up information
      • The lending library's policies determine the checkout period
  7. Fill in the required boxes, plus any additional information you know
  8. Select the Submit Request button
  9. To log out, click on Logoff link
  10. Close your browser

Need Help?

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