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Request Materials from Other Libraries: Getting Started

Can't find what you need at the Jim Dan Hill Library? Request materials from other libraries.

Resource Sharing

The Resource Sharing service allows you to request physical books and media from other UW Libraries. It is the fastest and most efficient way to get books not available in the Jim Dan Hill Library. Materials will usually be available for pickup at the Public Services Desk within 2-4 days.

Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan service allows you to request physical books and media and electronic full-text journal articles from libraries outside the UW System. Materials will usually be available for pickup at the Public Services Desk within 1-2 weeks.

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What Service Do I Pick?

If you need a copy of an article:

  • Search the library catalog under Articles & More for the title of the desired article.
  • Look at your search results. Is your desired article listed?
    • Yes. Check the Get It and Find It tabs of your article to track down a local copy of the article.
    • No. Submit an Interlibrary Loan article request.

If you need a copy of a book or video:

  • Search the library catalog under Books & Media (UW System) for the title of the desired book or video.
  • Look at your search results. Is your book or video listed?
    • Yes. If no local copy is available, select the UW Request option under Get It to submit a Resource Sharing request.
      If the UW Request option is unavailable, submit an Interlibrary Loan request.
    • No. Submit an Interlibrary Loan request.

Public Services Supervisor

Lori Hughes
Contact:
Jim Dan Hill Library Room 153
715-394-8130

Interlibrary Loan Office

Natalie Jersett
Contact:
Jim Dan Hill Library, Room 154
715-394-8569