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History 311: Wisconsin History: Borrowing from Other Libraries

An online course guide for finding library resources for use with History 311

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Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries

If Andersen Library does not have the item that you need, or it is checked out, the Library can usually borrow the item from another library. The lending service you use depends upon the resource you wish to borrow. For assistance, please contact a reference librarian.


  • Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)
    Use to borrow articles, books, and other materials not available at Andersen Library or through UW Request. Approximate turnaround time is 2-4 weekdays for articles; 5-7 weekdays for most other items. For more information, go to the Interlibrary Loan Service web page.


  • Dissertations
    Citations for dissertations are found in some library databases, such as Historical Abstracts. These can be borrowed via interlibrary loan. Dissertations from UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee can be borrowed via UW Request. Borrowing dissertations can take longer than a week.


  • Wisconsin Historical Society Library
    Items in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library are found using UW-Madison's online catalog. Most items are borrowed using UW Request. Ask a reference librarian for assistance, if needed.
    • Microfilm at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library
      To borrow microfilm from the WHS Library (located using UW-Madison's online catalog), 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 the Historical Society Archives and WW ARC scope of Research@UWW. 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.