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User Services

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services' server will be down for maintenance starting Monday, August 3rd from 10:00 p.m until Tuesday, August 4th at approximately 12:00 p.m. Patrons will be unable to place, view, or download requested items during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

UW

Current students, faculty, staff, retirees.

Services

Services are restricted to UW-related research and coursework. Direct all other requests to your public library.

Undergraduate

  • Borrow physical items owned by other libraries
  • Provide scans of articles, book chapters, or other documents owned by other libraries
  • Provide scans of UW print journals articles
  • Mail books to your home or another address for a fee

Graduate & faculty

  • Borrow physical items owned by other libraries
  • Provide scans of articles, book chapters, or other documents owned by other libraries
  • Provide scans of UW print journal articles
  • NEW! Scan items owned by UW Libraries for course instruction. MORE >
    Course instruction only.
  • Mail physical items to your home or any address for a fee

Other UW affiliates

 

    How long does it take?

    • Most scans are available for download within 3 business days or less
    • Most physical items borrowed from other libraries are available for pick up within 9-14 days

     

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        Non-UW

        Businesses, individuals, UW alumni, UW donors.

        Fee-based services

        • Provide scans of material owned by the UW or other libraries
        • Mail books owned by the UW to your home or another address

        How long does it take?

        • Most scans are available for download within 3 business days or less
        • Most books are mailed within 1-3 days

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          Other Libraries

          Other Libraries, archives, museums, and government agencies.

          Request materials from the University of Washington Libraries using

          • Resource sharing networks:

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          New Process for Summit Items

          The newest version of Summit software was launched by the Orbis Cascade Alliance, consortium of 37 academic libraries in our region. MORE >
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          Let us scan that for you!

          Desktop Article Delivery: Journal articles from the UW Libraries print collection and from other libraries now delivered to your desktop at no charge. This service is available for current UW students, faculty and staff only. Learn more.

          PubMed Searchers

          Did you know you can order articles directly from PubMed? Try Loansome Doc - a streamlined requesting system allowing both UW and non-UW users to order copies of articles after searching for citations in PubMed.

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          Copyright

          The copyright law of the United States (Title 17. United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy/reproduction is not to be "USED FOR ANY PURPOSES OTHER THAN PRIVATE STUDY, SCHOLARSHIP, or RESEARCH." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes IN EXCESS of fair use, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.