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

How to place a UW System request

UW System requests can be placed through Search@UW. To place a request, you must log into your library account with your campus username and password.

What can I get through UW System?

Physical Items:

  • Books
  • Movies (DVDs)
  • Music (CDs)
  • Music Scores

Get Items from Other UW Libraries

Use Search@UW to find books, media and more. Some items show "Request this item," which may mean that it is located at another library. You can request these items or visit another library to view them.

Option 1: Requesting

Tip: sign in to your account right away to see all available request options

  1. Click on the UW Request option under Get It (remember to sign in!) then click Submit
  2. If the book you requested is unavailable, you will receive an email with alternative request options.
  3. Once your item arrives at your campus library, you will be notified via email to pick up the item at your library’s main circulation desk.

Option 2: Visiting
If you find yourself near another UW Library, you are welcome to visit and check out items at that library using your UW-Green Bay ID

You don't have to travel back to that library to return your item, just drop it in your campus library’s book drop and we'll send it back.

Note: the item will not be officially 'returned' until it is checked in at the lending library.

Online Students: Place an ILL request for home delivery

Registering for Home Delivery of Library Materials

Online students living OUTSIDE of Brown, Manitowoc, Marinette, and Sheboygan counties are eligible for home delivery of materials from all UW-Green Bay Libraries, as well as books from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan.

To register for home delivery:

  1. Go to the UW-Green Bay Libraries interlibrary loan (ILLiad) page.
  2. Log in with your UW-Green Bay login (same as your email).
  3. Under Tools, click on Distance Education Students.
  4. At the bottom of the page, under Distance Education Students, change the drop-down box from "None" to Distance Education.
  5. Click on Submit Information.

This will ensure that books will be delivered to your home address. You are responsible for returning library materials at your expense, by mail or an alternate method of your choice, by the due date that will be with each book.