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Request Materials Not in McIntyre

Materials not owned by the McIntyre Library may be requested from other libraries. These services are available to students, faculty/staff, and emeriti with both active UW-Eau Claire Blugold accounts and IDs. Articles will be delivered electronically.

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What May Be Requested

  • Books
  • Articles from Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers
  • CDs, DVDs, and VHS
  • Dissertations (these are often difficult to obtain)

What May Not Be Requested

  • Material owned by the McIntyre Library
  • Material available through UW Request (in Library Search)
  • Entire volumes of a journal, magazine, or newspaper

Tips For Fast Service

  • Provide full citations in the request (title, author, date, publisher, etc.)
  • Provide ISBN or ISSN numbers. This will ensure the correct item is ordered
  • Material written in a foreign language will be canceled unless you specify in the request your fluency
  • Try to limit the number of requests sent per day. We fill them in the order they are received.
  • Check Library Search before placing Interlibrary Loan requests. We screen every request that comes in, and this will save us time


There is no charge for placing Interlibrary Loan requests; however, we may enforce a $1.00/day in overdue fees. Requested material not picked up at the Circulation Desk may incur a $5.00 charge. Many libraries charge the McIntyre Library to borrow their materials, and we want to make sure the items are needed. Items returned without the book band may also incur a $5.00 charge.

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