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Interlibrary Loan & Scanning Services

Some AvailabilityCOVID-19 Update: Interlibrary Loan continues to request and fill scans of articles and book chapters but cannot fill requests for physical materials at this time. Requests may take longer than normal.

User Services

UW

Current students, faculty, staff, retirees.

Services for UW students, faculty, and staff

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

 

Other UW affiliates

     

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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

        Is rush service available?

        • UW ILL accepts rush requests. In order to process rush requests in a timely manner we are unable to process rush requests that require a date stamp. Requests that require a date stamp are requestable through our regular service.

        How do I submit a request?

        • UW Interlibrary Loan and Document Services requests must be submitted online through our website at https://www.lib.washington.edu/ill We do not accept requests by email, phone, or fax.

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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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          What is Summit?

          If you need an item that cannot be supplied by UW Libraries it may be available through Summit. Summit is a service used to request items from other libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance Consortium. Summit libraries lend print items and some audio/visual materials to each other. MORE >

           
           

          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.