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Research Guides

Libraries Services

Student ID Card (Husky Card)

Your Husky card is your library card. Information about loan periods for graduate students and how to renew items can be found here.

You can find book scanners and printers in all UW Libraries locations. You can send scans via email, save to a Google Drive/USB, or send to a UW Libraries printer. Scanning is free of charge. Printing costs 12 cents per page. Use funds loaded on your Husky Card to pay for printing.

Connecting from Off-Campus

When you try to access a UW-restricted resource from off-campus, you should be prompted to log in with your UWNetID.

This page offers more information on how to connect to resources from off-campus.

UW Libraries Search

UW Libraries Search lists books and journals owned by the UW Libraries and articles from a number of databases.

UW Libraries Search will also show you items available in Summit, a consortium of academic libraries in Oregon and Washington.  If a book or DVD is available in Summit, you can request it to be sent to UW by clicking on the "request via Summit" link in UW Libraries Search. The item usually arrives between 3-5 days. Summit is a free service for all UW students, staff, and faculty.

Interlibrary Loan

If the article you need isn't available electronically at UW Libraries, you can request a scanned copy through Interlibrary Loan. You can place your request directly via the Interlibrary Loan site or use the "request an article scan" button in UW Libraries Search.

You can also request physical items that aren't available at UW Libraries or Summit via Interlibrary Loan. This is a free service for all UW students, staff, and faculty.

Distance Students

If you live near a Summit library, you can place a request for a physical item from UW (or Summit) and have it delivered to that library instead. This process does require an initial in-person visit to your library of choice to set up an account. You are also able to check books out of Summit member libraries.

If your permanent residence is not located within a reasonable distance of the UW Libraries, you can obtain books through the Libraries' Interlibrary Loan Service.  There is a fee for this book delivery service.

Ask Us!

Get your research and library-related questions answered 24/7 using our chat service. UW librarians are typically available weekdays from 9am-5pm. On evenings and weekends, the service is staffed by academic librarians from the US, Canada and UK. They can usually assist you with your questions, and if not, we see the conversation and follow up the next working day. You can also submit questions via email or contact me directly. 

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