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Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)


Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that allows UWM at Waukesha students, faculty, and staff to obtain materials not found in any of the 2 or 4 year UW System Libraries.  All UWM at Waukesha students, faculty and staff have an interlibrary loan account.  The amount of time it takes to receive materials from other libraries varies, but most items are received within one week. Materials may be picked up and returned to the UWM at Waukesha library.  Article requests are filled electronically and are sent to your campus e-mail within a few days and do not need to be returned.

Click here to submit a request through ILLiad our Interlibrary Loan software.  There is no charge for this service. If you need help placing a request, please ask a librarian or contact us at 262-521-5473. 

This service is unavailable to community borrowers.



Interlibrary Loan FAQs


What types of materials can I request through interlibrary loan?

Requests can be made for books, journal articles, ERIC documents, dissertations, pamphlets,  CD's and DVD's.

How long does it take?

The time that it takes an interlibrary loan item to arrive at the UWM at Waukesha library varies from 3-7 days, sometimes less. 

How will I be notified that my materials have arrived?

Notification will be  via campus email.  Materials can be picked-up at the library's circulation desk. 

How long can I keep my materials?

While the lending library determines the loan period, most books can be checked-out for four weeks. Audiovisual materials are generally checked-out for a shorter period of time and may even be restricted to library use only. A fine of one dollar a day is accessed for materials returned after the due date.

Where do I return my interlibrary loan materials?

Books and audiovisual materials must be returned to the library associate at the circulation desk.

What if I need something immediately?

A librarian can check a number of different databases and let you know if an item is available locally. If it is, you can use your local library card to obtain materials from the local public libraries and your UWM at Waukesha I.D. to check-out materials from Carroll College and WCTC. If the item you need is available at another UW library you can use your UWM at Waukesha I.D. as a library card at that institution.

What is Resource Sharing?

Resource sharing is a free service that allows UWM at Waukesha students, faculty, and staff to request books and audiovisuals not owned by the UWM at Waukesha campus from another UW-System library via the Web Catalog.  Sign in to "Search at UW" here to locate items in UW-System catalog.