Online students and faculty have access to the same resources and support from UWM Libraries that are available to students and teachers in a traditional campus setting.
Any online student or faculty member can:
Students and faculty in fully online programs can:
All you need is your Campus ID, PantherCard, and Library Account.
If you are a student enrolled only in online courses, you can still obtain a PantherCard as a way of verifying your affiliation with UW-Milwaukee. See the section on PantherCards for Online & Distance Students.
Set up your library account
As an online student, you will need to set up a library account also known as an ILLiad account. ILLiad lets you have all of the articles you request delivered electronically. It also allows you to have requested books mailed to your home (if you take all of your classes online).
You can request items, track their status, view your request history, and renew books loaned to you from other libraries.
How to sign up
You should include:
Be sure your home address is up to date in PAWS. This is the address used to mail materials.
If you would like items to be mailed to a different address (i.e. work address), please notify Beth Kucera in the Interlibrary Loan Office.
Now make your requests
To request items, go to ILLiad and login with your 11-digit campus ID number and last name. ALL REQUESTS need to be submitted in ILLiad, including items owned by UWM and other UW libraries.