Borrowing from Other Libraries

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

Items Covered*ServiceCostAverage Time
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
For information about additional services, contact Leigh Dorsey, Interlibrary Loan / Distance Education Librarian, at
* Media = CDs, videos, DVDs, and microforms