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Cofrin Library

Borrow from Another Library

Universal Borrowing (UB)

Universal Borrowing allows you to request physical items (items that must be returned) from another UW library.

UB is faster than ILL and you get the same loan periods as you do for an item from our collection. Items usually arrive within 1-3 business days.

Use Search@UW to find items and then look for the Request tab.UB request image


Interlibrary Loan (ILL/ILLiad)

Interlibrary Loan allows you to request anything from libraries across the globe. ILL is the perfect way to get electronic copies of articles that UWGB doesn't own, as well as books, movies, music or anything that you can't get through Universal Borrowing.

Articles usually arrive within 1-3 days and physical items within 5-7 business days.

Search for physical items (books, movies, etc.) through WorldCat and articles through Search@UW or the Cofrin Library's databases.

Submit your ILL requests by using the button or Find It link to request the item.

If you have a complete citation for a book or an article, you can enter it directly into ILLiad by logging into your ILLiad account and selecting New Request for either an article or a book.

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) to log in with your campus username and password.

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) to log in with your barcode and last name.