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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.

Two columns of links from the second dropdown menu, "Use the Libraries". The top right link is highlighted: "Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Service."


2. Click Your ILL Account and 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, media, or conference proceedings.

A yellow arrow points to the third heading on the left hand menu: "New Requests"


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 for download through your Interlibrary Loan Account.


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