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UW students, staff, and faculty can request books, media, journals, and articles from other libraries through the Interlibrary Loan Department. This service is provided at no cost to currently enrolled UW students, staff, and faculty.

Please note: Non-UW patrons may borrow books from UW through interlibrary loan with their local public or other library.

If you locate information about an article using a library database, click the Find @ UW button to make sure we don't already have the article online in another database.

How do I contact ILL?

The Interlibrary Loan office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  •  In-Person: Coe Library 6th Floor
  •  Phone: (307) 766-5168
  •  Email: elsreq@uwyo.edu

 

How to access Interlibrary Loan: There are a four ways to access Interlibrary Loan.

  • Click the "Interlibrary Loan" link in the "More Resources" box on the main library webpage.
  • Click on the "My Accounts" link located in the upper-right corner of UW Libraries webpages. The "Interlibrary Loan" box is located in the center of the three boxes displayed on the webpage.
  • Look for "Request through InterLibrary Loan" in the Physical Availability section of the books details page.
  • Click on the "Request" link from a search result page for articles. Then click on the "Interlibrary Loan" button located near the bottom of the webpage under the words "No full text available?"

How to Set-Up Account:

UW students, faculty, and staff are automatically provided access to Interlibrary Loan. 

1. Sign into your Interlibrary Loan account using your WyoWeb credentials.

2. Complete the required information on the form. Users MUST use their UW email address. Disregard the section asking about payment and invoices as there is no charge for UW students, faculty, and staff.

3. Select the preferences for receiving notifications by email and text.

4. Click on the "Submit" button on the bottom of the page.

Processing Times:

Items from the UW Libraries' collections should be available for pickup at the library within 36 hours of the request (not counting weekends). Items such as print books requested from other libraries may take two weeks or longer to arrive as items are sent by USPS media mail. Articles take about 48 hours to arrive, although the time may be shorter or longer. Status of requests can be tracked from the Interlibrary Loan account and checking the "Outstanding Requests" page.

Notification of Arrival of Library Materials:

Patrons will receive a message in their UW email account that the item is available. Books and media are picked up at the library of choice. Articles are downloaded by logging back onto Interlibrary Loan account and selecting the link on the "Electronically Received Items" section.

Mailing Address:

For returns of Request It items by USPS/FedEx/UPS, the address is University of Wyoming Libraries, Dept. 3334, Attn: ILL, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071. UW students and faculty not on campus are sent a pre-addressed return mailer.

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    1000 E. University Ave.
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