When using UW Libraries Search, it is possible that you'll find a book or article that is unavailable. If this happens, you can request the item and obtain access within a matter of days, thanks to our partnerships with other "Summit" libraries around the region, and within libraries around the world!
1. When an item is unavailable in UW Libraries Search, the status will be displayed in the result list with a red or grey icon icon followed by a directive to check the request options.
Unavailable Print Book:
Unavailable Journal Article:
2. Click the tab labeled, "Availability & Request Options" and select your desired request option.
Tip: You will be prompted to login with your UW NetID and password to view request options.
Book Request Options:
Tip: Print items will be available to pick up from a UW Libraries location. You will be notified of the item's arrival via email.
Article Request Options:
Tip: Article Scan Requests will open an Interlibrary Loan "Article Request" form in a new window. Once the request is processed a PDF of the article will be delivered to the email you provide in the request form.