- UWM faculty members and emeritus faculty
- UWM staff members
- UWM graduate students currently enrolled, employed, or working as researchers for UWM
- UWM undergraduate students
- Friends of the Library (Sponsor level members and above)
However, we ask our patrons to be mindful that ILL services are not free for the UWM Libraries. In fact, some items are quite expensive to obtain. Please be judicious in making your requests. That way, you can help to ensure that the UWM Libraries are able to continue providing ILL services free of charge for eligible users
You will access articles and chapters electronically by logging into ILLiad. All received articles will appear in the table in the middle of the screen. You can also click ‘Electronically Received Articles’ under ‘View’ on the left side of your screen.
You will then click the PDF icon of the item you wish to open. You need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view these items. At that point, you may download, save, and/or print your article. These articles are automatically deleted after 60 days.
Some ILL loans will be designated library-use only. These designations will be in the notification emails. Library-use only books will be available in Archives. Library-use only microformats and DVDs will be available in Media & Reserve. Library-use only sound recordings will be available in Music Library.
From there, click the blue transaction number next to the item you want to renew.
Then click toward the top of your screen.
Since all renewals are decided by the lending libraries, the interlibrary loan staff will email you when it finds out if your renewal request is approved or denied. Whatever due date will be listed in the forthcoming email is what you can write on the white sticker affixed to the front of your item. You may keep your ILL item in the meantime.
If you want to renew an ILL item that is past its due date, you need to contact the ILL staff.
Enter the full name of anyone you wish to be allowed to pick up your ILL items at the main circulation desk.
Please note, anyone you designate as an Authorized User will be required to show his or her ID at the time of pick up. Also, you are responsible for your interlibrary loan items regardless of who picks them up.
Please note, the ‘RUSH Article Request’ form can only be used for journal articles and book chapters. Requests for books, reports, audio-visual items, and other loans cannot be requested with the ‘RUSH Article Request’ form.
No. The interlibrary loan staff is not able to obtain textbooks. You may purchase textbooks at the UWM Bookstore or other sources. You may also suggest to your instructor to have a copy placed on Reserve. Interlibrary loan should not be considered a substitute for purchasing a textbook.
Items obtained through UW System Borrowing can be kept for a longer period of time than items obtained through interlibrary loan. And, UW System Borrowing items typically arrive sooner than interlibrary loan items.
You can watch the video below on making a UW System Borrowing request. Please note, there are important differences between UW System Borrowing and interlibrary loan.
- Start at the library homepage or Search@UW.
- Type the full article title in the search box. You may also include the journal title.
Following these steps, you will be prompted to enter your ePanther ID and Password if you’re using a computer off campus. Your ePanther ID is everything before the @uwm.edu in your UWM email address. Your Password is your regular password you use to log into your campus email.