As a UW-FDL student, you not only have access to all of the materials in the UW System, but through the Interlibrary Loan program you have access to materials all over the country. See below how you can gain access to millions of books.
From another UW Two-Year or Four-Year Campus
- Go to Search@UW, which contains the library records of all UW System Libraries.
- If you find an item you would like and it is located on another campus, click on the title or the image to bring up the item record, then simply click "get it" and then click "sign in for more options."
- Choose "UW Colleges students/staff login here" and log in using your usual email username and password.
- Click on the "UW Request" link.
- If you only want volume 1 of a 10 volume set, make sure to add that information in the appropriate area.
- Make sure that UW-Fond du Lac is set as the pick up location.
- Click "Submit Request." You will be sent an email confirming your request and the item should arrive in 3-5 days.
Outside the UW System / Interlibrary loan (ILLiad)
ILLIad is a system you can use to request items, including journal articles, that are not available at UW-Fond du Lac or in the UW System. ILLiad also allows you to track and renew your requests. All UW-Fond du Lac students, faculty, and staff have an ILLiad account (click on the ILLiad link to get started). We are able to fill requests for most materials that are owned by other libraries in the state and region. The amount of time it takes to receive materials from other libraries varies, but most items are received within one week. ILL materials may be picked up at the library and are due back within two weeks. Many journal articles are delivered electronically and may be viewed, printed, or downloaded using ILLiad. There is no charge for this service. Please talk to a librarian to get more information or to place a request.
How to request articles not at UW-Fond du Lac
You should not have to pay for any articles you find. If an article is not full text within a database look for the "Find It" button. Clicking this button will search to see if the article is full text in another resource or you can request it via Interlibrary Loan. You will need your username and password to make a request. It takes about a week, perhaps less if it's a widely owned publication.