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Online and Distance Education Services

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

What Services can I access?

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update

At this time we are recommending that all students shift to using all digital resources. This includes students who normally use our Distance Library Services. The UWM Library is currently not able to process requests for books and other physical materials.  Articles and book chapters can still be requested, but the delivery time will be longer than usual due to disruptions in workflows. 

Welcome to UWM Online Library Services

It's easy as 1, 2, 3. 1 UWM Campus ID, 2 PantherCard, 3 Use the Library.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.

All you need is your Campus ID, PantherCard, and Library Account.

UWM Campus ID

1

Use the Campus ID Finder to have your 11 digit UWM Campus ID number sent to your email account.

You are going to need it to access library resources!

PantherCard

2

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 Student Business section on PantherCards for Online & Distance Students.

Use the Library

3

Who is eligible for the services?

To qualify for home delivery services you must meet these requirements (subject to change during COVID-19 and at the discretion of the interlibrary loan librarian):

  • You live 30 or more miles from your UWM campus. Use the map to the left to check.
  • You do not come to any UWM campus to attend class. Students and staff who attend any portion of a class on campus must pick up items in person

Staff and students in unique situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis; if you reside within the 30-mile radius. Students enrolled in the Flex Program qualify for home delivery services.

How to sign up

Contact the Interlibrary Loan office by email libill@uwm.edu

You should include:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • ePanther ID
  • Your major/program

Don't forget!

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 ePanther username and password. ALL REQUESTS need to be submitted in ILLiad, including items owned by UWM and other UW libraries.