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Borrowing Materials 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, you 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
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; items ordered generally arrive within 2-5 weekdays. For more information, and for instructions on use, go to our UW Request webpage.
- Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)
Use to request scanned copies of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers not available at your UWW library. Also use to borrow books and other materials that are not available at your UWW library or through UW Request. Non-circulating items cannot be borrowed. Approximate turnaround time for this free service is 2-4 weekdays for articles; 5-7 weekdays for most other items. For more information, and for instructions on use, go to the Interlibrary Loan service web page.
- Wisconsin Historical Society Library
Items in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library are found using the Research@UWW. Most items are borrowed using the UB feature mentioned above. Ask a reference librarian for assistance, if needed.
- Microfilm at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library
To borrow microfilm from the WHS Library, use interlibrary loan. Ask a reference librarian for assistance, as certain information is required.
- Wisconsin Historical Society Archives and the Andersen Library's Area Research Center
Items in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives and the various state Area Research Centers are found using ArCat. These items are borrowed via Andersen Library's Special Collections/Area Research Center (ARC). For assistance, contact the ARC at (262) 472-5520. The ARC is open Mondays-Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The ARC is also open certain evenings and weekend hours during the Fall 2012 semester. See their Hours webpage for details.
How? Check out the How to Borrow From Other Libraries guide.
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