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Online and Distance Education Services

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

What Can I Borrow/Request?

You can request almost anything that you need for your research. It doesn't matter if the item is held in the UWM Libraries or is available from another source.

Items that we may be able to obtain for you include: books, journal articles, CD-ROMs, dissertations, DVD/VHS, compact discs, and government documents.

Materials requested can be made available to you in a variety of ways.

  • Books, CDs, and other "returnables" will be checked out and sent to your home or office via FedEx if you qualify for the delivery service.
  • Articles or chapters from books ("non-returnables") will be delivered electronically via your ILLiad account.

Please note that we are unable to mail books to non-United States addresses or P.O. boxes.

Copyright guidelines will be observed when making photocopies of pages from books or journals.

How long can I keep the material? May I renew anything?

Loan periods for UWM Libraries materials follow the UWM circulation policies.
 

How to renew books from UWM Libraries

Click the "My Library Account" link on the library homepage.

  • Use your ePanther ID and password to log in.
  • Select the items you want to renew.
  • Click the "Renew" button.
  • Make a note of your new due dates!

If you encounter problems, call 414-229-4493 or email libill@uwm.edu.

Don't forget!

Always note the due date for each item upon receipt or renewal. You are responsible for assuring that the UWM Libraries receive all returnables by their due date.

Articles delivered to your ILLiad account are considered "non-returnables" so you do not need to worry about those. They will be automatically purged from your account after 60 days.

Materials borrowed from other libraries have various loan periods, as each library determines the due date. Typically, loan periods can be a few weeks to several months with varying renewals.

Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library and the length is determined by them. Non-UWM books must be renewed through your ILLiad account. Please note that overdue books cannot be renewed via ILLiad. You will need to contact the interlibrary loan office to request a renewal.

For directions on how to renew an ILLiad book, see the interlibrary loan FAQ.

Don't forget!

Always note the due date for each item upon receipt. You are responsible for assuring that the UWM Libraries receive all returnables by their due date.

Articles delivered to your ILLiad account are considered "non-returnables" so you do not need to worry about those. They will be automatically purged from your account after a certain number of weeks.

Returning Materials

Qualified distance users may return books directly to the UWM Libraries using the pre-addressed FedEx label that is enclosed in each package sent to you or returned to any UW campus interlibrary loan office that will ship the items back to UWM. All other users are responsible for the cost of returning books you have checked out and insuring the shipment of books to UWM. If you check out a book and it is lost in the mail, you are responsible for the replacement charges

Please check with the appropriate staff at the UW library before returning books to their interlibrary loan office.

Note: you will be held responsible for late fees, damages or lost items returned to us. The UWM Libraries address is:

For USPS use:

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries
ILL/Distance Education
PO Box 604
Milwaukee, WI 53201

FedEx/UPS use:

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries
ILL/Distance Education
2311 East Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211