Borrowing from Other Libraries
Options for Obtaining Library Materials

Items Covered* Service Cost Average Time

Books and Media

InfoPass - Search Other Libraries (such as Marquette, MATC, and the Milwaukee Public Libraries), then obtain a pass at the RIS Ask a Librarian Desk. Note: Some limitations may apply.

Free

Same day

Books and Media

UW System Libraries - Use your UWM ID at any University of Wisconsin campus library to check out materials.

Free

Same day

Books and Media

Cooperative Access Program (CAP) - UWM faculty can check out materials at Marquette University Libraries and the Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries.

Free

Same day

Books and Media

UW System Borrowing - Use to request books be delivered from other UW System Libraries to the UWM Library.

Free

1-5 days

Books and Media

WorldCat - Use the black-and-gold "Request It!" button to request items.

Free

1-2 weeks

Books, Media, Dissertations, and Articles

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) - Log in, select a format (book or article/photocopy) to request, fill out the form, and submit your request.

Free

2 weeks

Articles

Rush Request Service - Requests can be placed in ILLiad. After logging in, fill out the RUSH Article Request form and submit your request.

Free

24-48 hours

Dissertations

Dissertation Express - Requests placed at the ILL office. If you do not wish to purchase a copy to keep, use ILLiad. See also Dissertations & Theses to obtain the first 24 pages of dissertations from the past two years, or the full electronic copy of UWM dissertations, 1997-present.

$30.00
(PDF)

3-4 days

For information about additional services, contact Leigh Dorsey, Interlibrary Loan / Distance Education Librarian, at ladorsey@uwm.edu.

* Media = CDs, videos, DVDs, and microforms

See the library guide Obtaining Items the UWM Libraries do not Own for a more detailed description of these options.

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