For FAQs and current status of services and policies see UW Libraries Operations Updates
Make an Interlibrary Loan Request
If UW Libraries does not have an item you are looking for, you can make a request for the item using our Interlibrary Loan service. But, before you can use this service, you must register your UW NetID and password at http://www.lib.washington.edu/ill
Once you have completed the registration, there are multiple ways to make a request:
Option 1.) Make a request using UW Libraries Search
UW Libraries Search will display books, articles, and other resources that are relevant to your search, even if it is not currently available at UW Libraries.
Resources that are available will be marked with a green checkmark:
Resources not available will be marked with either a red "i" or a gray "?":
You can request both available and unavailable items for delivery to your preferred library location. Simply choose the, "Availability & Request Options" tab and select your preferred request option.
TIP: You will be prompted to login with your UW NetID and password to complete the request.
Option 2.) Complete an Interlibrary Loan Form
You can make a request by completing the UW Libraries Interlibrary Loan form.
This form can be found at http://www.lib.washington.edu/ill
Once you have registered your UW NetID and password, you can choose to either, "Request a scan" or "Request a physical item."
Use "Request a scan" to received digital copies of articles directly to your UW email.
Use "Request a physical item" to have books, microfilm, or other physical materials delivered to one of UW Libraries locations.
Requesting an Article from Interlibrary Loan (1:25)