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Get Stuff from Other Libraries: UW System Borrowing and Interlibrary Loan

About this guide

This guide will give you more details about borrowing books from other libraries, both within the UW System and outside it. Use the navigation menu to choose the type of borrowing you are interested in. 

If you have a question that is not answered by this guide, just click on the Research Help tab to contact a librarian. 

UW System Requests

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Search@UW allows you to request physical items from other UW libraries. A UW System request is faster than ILL and you receive the same loan periods as items in our collection. Items generally arrive within 3-5 business days.

Detailed requesting information can be found on the Placing a UW System Request page.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Requests

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We can get it for you for free! (ILL & ILLiad)

Interlibrary Loan allows you to request materials from libraries across the globe. ILL is the perfect way to get electronic copies of articles that the UW-Green Bay Libraries don't own, as well as books, movies, music or anything else you're interested in. Articles generally arrive within 1-3 business days and physical items within 5-8 business days.

Detailed requesting information can be found on the Placing an ILL Request page.

Check for full text by DOI

Check if we have access to a specific article by searching with a DOI or PMID.