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Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries
If Andersen Library does not have the item you need, or if it has already been checked out by someone else, faculty, staff, and students at UW-Whitewater 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 Andersen 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 and items ordered generally arrive within 2-5 weekdays. For more information, and for instructions on use, go to our How to Borrow From Other Libraries: UW Request webpage.
- Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)
Use to request scanned copies of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers not available at Andersen Library. Also use to borrow books and other materials that are not available at Andersen Library or through UW Request. Non-circulating items (such as reference books or items on reserve) cannot be borrowed. This service is also free. Approximate turnaround time 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.
How? Check out the How to Borrow From Other Libraries guide.
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