Borrowing from Other Libraries

Several options ave available for obtaining library materials that are not readily available.

  • You can recall items that are owned by UWM but are checked out or renewed
  • Journals not listed in the Library Catalog may still be available via the Citation Linker
  • You can borrow archives and manuscript collections from Wisconsin repositories via Inter-Archives Loans
  • The Purchase Recommendation Form may be used to suggest additions to our collections

Items Covered*
Service
Cost
Average Time
Books and MediaInfoPass – 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.FreeSame day
Books and MediaUW System Libraries – Use your UWM ID at any University of Wisconsin campus library to check out materials.FreeSame day
Books and MediaCooperative Access Program (CAP) – UWM faculty can check out materials at Marquette University Libraries and the Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries.FreeSame day
Books and MediaUW System Borrowing – Use to request books be delivered from other UW System Libraries to the UWM Library.Free1-5 days
Books and MediaWorldCat – Use the black-and-gold “Request It!” button to request items.Free1-2 weeks
Books, Media, Dissertations, and ArticlesInterlibrary Loan (ILLiad) – Log in, select a format (book or article/photocopy) to request, fill out the form, and submit your request.Free2 weeks
ArticlesRush Request Service – Requests can be placed in ILLiad. After logging in, fill out the RUSH Article Request form and submit your request.Free24-48 hours
DissertationsDissertation 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