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Online and Distance Education Services: Requesting Articles & Books

Information about obtaining materials for online, distance and FLEX option students and faculty.

How to Make a Request

Borrowing through ILLiad. 1 ILLiad Request. 2 Get MaterialsFully online students and faculty can request everything they need through ILLiad.

  • Find the items you need in Search@UW, WorldCat, or a UWM database.
  • Click the "Find It" or "Request It" button. This will take you to the "ILLiad Logon Screen"
  • Enter your 11-digit UWM ID number and your last name or ePanther ID and password to log in.
  • A request screen will be generated that is already filled in with information from your citation.
  • Click on "Submit Request."

Note: partially online students and faculty can use UW Libraries System Borrowing to have materials from within the UW system sent to the UW location nearest them. Check out the "Online Library" tab for more information. They may still use ILLiad to borrow items not available in the UW System.

Make Requests

Request through Search@UW

  • Search for the item you want. Click the Get It tab.
  • Log in using the Sign-in for more options button.
  • Then click "Request A Copy" to access the ILLiad form.​

Screen grab of the "Request a copy "link to use to obtain an item via interlibrary loan.

Request through WorldCat

  • Locate the title you need and click Request Item to access the ILLiad form.

Request from a UWM Database

  • Use any UWM database to search your topic.
  • If we don't have access to the article you want, click on  "Find It!" to access the ILLiad form.

Already know the title of the book or the exact citation of the article?

  • Manually enter this information into the appropriate ILLiad request form.
  • Fill out all the required fields, this will speed up the process. Any extra information that you have can go in the notes field.

​​A screen grab of an autofilled ILLiad form.

In general, interlibrary loan requests take between 2-3 days for articles and 10-14 days to fill books. Some requests may take longer. See Options for Obtaining Library Materials for more information.

Receiving Items Through ILLiad

Returnables: Books, CDs, DVDs, ect.

  • Fully online students can have ILLiad requests sent directly to their homes.

Non-Returnables: Articles, Book chapters, etc.

  • All students and faculty can view electronic copies of the items they requested online through ILLiad.

This video will demonstrate how to access your electronically received articles in ILLiad.

Distance Education Services

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Distance Education Services
Contact:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries
Online & Distance Education Services
2311 East Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
deserv@uwm.edu
414-229-4493