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FAQ: How do I request materials using Interlibrary Loan?

Short, simple how-to and demos of frequently asked questions about using the Libraries and information resources

Interlibrary Loan requests

If UW Libraries does not have an item you are looking for, you can make a request for the item through Interlibrary Loan.

1. From the UW Libraries Homepage, click "Use the Libraries" and choose "Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Service."

Interlibrary Loan Link from UW Libraries Homepage

2. Click screenshot of ill loginand enter your UW NetID and password.
Tip: If you have not used Interlibrary Loan before, this login will direct you to register your UW NetID and password.


3. To make a request, find the "New Request" options.
Choose "Request a scan" for articles and conference papers.
Choose "Request a physical item" for books, microfilm, or conference proceedings.
Interlibrary Loan New Request Options


4. Fill in all required fields in the form and click, "Submit Request" when the form is complete and accurate.

Tip: You will be notified via email when the requested item is available.

Quick Learning Series: Requesting an Article from Interlibrary Loan (1:35)