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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

What's the Difference Between Resource Sharing and ILL?

Method of Requesting Resource Sharing (UW System) Interlibrary Loan
Where does this item come from? Other UW campuses All over the world
Where in my account can I check this? Your Library Account ILL Account
Where do I request a renewal? Your Library Account ILL Account or ILL Staff
Who handles this item? Circulation Department ILL Staff
How can I identify this item? White slip inside item with "Requested for" Sticker on front of item with due date

Adapted with permission from the Interlibrary Loan Department at UW-Milwaukee

Which one should I choose?

Choose Article if you want to submit an article request.

Choose Physical Items if you'd like to request a physical item

The other options are available to you, but you can use Article if you want a Book Chapter or a Report. Have questions? Send us an email!

Patron Responsibilities

Patrons (borrowers) are responsible for loaned material from the time it is picked up at the Circulation Desk at the UW-Parkside Library until the time it is returned to the Circulation Desk.

Overdue items

  • If Interlibrary Loan material is not returned within the loan period set by the lending library and is 30 days or more overdue, the borrower's Interlibrary Loan account will be blocked and they will not be able to request materials until the item(s) in question is returned.
  • The lending library may charge overdue fees. The patron is responsible for paying any overdue fees that may accumulate, regardless if the patron is a student, staff, or faculty member.

Lost items

  • If an item borrowed through Interlibrary Loan is lost, the borrower is responsible for the replacement cost of the material as determined by the lending library. If interlibrary loan lost book replacement costs are not paid by the end of the semester, the invoiced amount will be transferred to the borrower's library account, which is then billed through the bursar's office, regardless if the patron is a student, staff, or faculty member.

It is very important to return borrowed materials on time. Failure to return materials on time damages UW-Parkside's relationship with other libraries and compromises UW-Parkside's ability to borrow materials from them in the future. 

Recalled items

Sometimes lending libraries will cut short the lending period. These items must be returned IMMEDIATELY. Failure to return items immediately may result in fines that will be billed to the borrowing patron.

We will send you an email message telling you that the book has been recalled and that the due date has changed. 

Library Use Only and other conditions

Sometimes lending libraries send special materials to us on condition that they are used only in the library. These materials are marked Library Use Only, they will be held in the Archives on the D2 level of the library. Sometimes we also see books where photocopying is not allowed, or only selected pages may be copied. It is important to respect special conditions as set by the lending library.

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