UW System Resource Sharing

Resource sharing is a service that allows UWL students, faculty, retired faculty and staff to search the catalogs of all other libraries in the University of Wisconsin System and request titles (books, multimedia) not currently available in Murphy Library.

To request materials from other UW libraries:

  • Find the item in Search@UW 
  • Click the link “Use Get It to Request.”
  • Sign in using your NetID.
  • Click “UW Request,” verify the information and click the “Request” link.

Materials will be delivered directly to the circulation desk at Murphy Library, generally within 2-4 days. You can also visit any other UW library and check out their materials with your UWL ID card. Loan periods are: Faculty/staff and graduate students: 1 semester; students: 28 days.

To renew UW System Resource Sharing items, please use the renew function in your "My Accounts" window. UW campus policies vary regarding the renewal of items. If you are unable to renew an item through the "My Accounts" page, please contact the campus that owns the item to request renewal.

If you are looking for specific journal articles that aren't available in the Murphy Library databases, use interlibrary loan (ILL) instead of resource sharing:

 Log in to your ILL account with your NetID

 Log in to your ILL account with your ID number

If you have questions about resource sharing, contact Access Services at cirser@uwlax.edu.