Requesting Items

Requesting an item with a known citation

You can request items directly in ILLiad. If you know what you want to request, you can log into ILLiad and click the form that corresponds to what you want under ‘New Request’ on the left side of your screen.

ILLiad select a new request options

After clicking the form you want, manually type in the required fields (indicated with a red asterisk). All other fields are optional. If you don’t know a required field, you may type N/A. Please submit only one article or chapter per request. If you need more than one chapter from the same book, submit a separate request for each chapter.

title of journal and title of article

For instructors, please let us know if this article/book chapter will be used in your D2L by selecting ‘Yes’ from the drop-down menu.

Will this article be used in D2L? For instructors only

If you’d like the ILL staff to know additional information about your request that is not in any field, feel free to type it in the Notes section toward the bottom of your screen.

ILLiad notes field

To send your request to the ILL staff, click the Submit button toward the bottom of the form.

Submit Request

The ILL staff will notify you via email when any ILL item you have requested has arrived.

Requesting in WorldCat

You can also request items directly in WorldCat. Click WorldCat Request Item button within any WorldCat record. Doing so opens ILLiad in a new window and, after you log in, populates the required fields of the ‘Book, Video, CD’ form. (You may change or add any information in the form if you wish).

To send your request to the ILL staff, click the Submit button toward the bottom of the form.


Requesting Articles

Many articles in scholarly journals are available in one (or more) databases. For assistance in searching our databases, please consult the Finding Articles tutorial. Print journals can be found in the library catalog. Instructions for finding an article in a print journal are here.

There are a couple methods for requesting articles in ILLiad.

  • You can log into ILLiad and manually type in the required fields after clicking ‘Article’ under ‘New Request’ on the left side of your screen.
  • Or, you can request an article directly in a database by clicking Get It button or Request a copy Request a copy

This will take you to the ILLiad logon page. After logging into ILLiad, the Article form will appear with the fields already filled. (You may change or add any information in the request if you wish). When you’re finished, click save_requesttoward the bottom of your screen.


Known Item Searching

You can use the main Search@UW interface to locate an article when you have a known citation from a bibliography. You can check whether the library has full text access online or check for call numbers or Internet links.

Copyright Restrictions
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research”. If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use”, that user may be liable for copyright infringement.This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.