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Borrowing From Other Libraries

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Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a free service that allows UIW users to borrow books and obtain copies of articles not available in the UIW Library from libraries around the world. Our interlibrary loan service provides UIW users with the necessary materials for their education and research. 

After performing an exhaustive search via UIW resources and free sources online, students, faculty and staff may use our Interlibrary Loan system (ILLiad) to request the item. We will locate the item and advise you when it arrives, either in the library or electronically. More about Interlibrary Loan


TexShare is a program of the Texas State Library that allows residents to borrow books from other Texas libraries. Most academic and all public libraries in the state participate in the program. Students may obtain a TexShare card from the Reference Desk or their Subject Liaison Librarian. A TexShare card, along with a UIW ID, allows you to check out materials directly from another library. Users are responsible for returning the materials to the lending library. TexShare cards must be renewed each semester. Learn more about the program at TexShare Card Program