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Geography 250: Geography of Wisconsin: Borrowing Material

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. 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)
BORROWING PHYSICAL ITEMS IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GETTING PDFs OF ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

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 video 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, however, during the COVID-19 crisis requests are taking longer to arrive. You must be signed in (with your UWW Net-ID) to place requests; this UW Request service is free but available only for current UWW students, faculty, and staff.

 

Resource Sharing / UW Request video

Reference & Instruction Librarian

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