New process to request materials from other libraries

Beginning April 9, the process to request books, videos, and other physical materials from other libraries will change for users of Search@UW (the library catalog).  The Universal Borrowing service, which has been embedded within Search@UW, will be temporarily halted, and all requests will be handled through Interlibrary Loan, also embedded within Search@UW.

This is a temporary part of the ongoing, UW System-wide changes to library systems that have been occurring during the year.  In late May, when the transition is complete, the process to request items will undergo its final transformation, and will be called Resource Sharing.

Users of SearchbookexampleUB@UW who want to request an item that is not available in Murphy Library collections will no longer see the “Request/UB” link. Instead, they will see a “Services” link, which will lead to the Murphy Library Interlibrary Loan form, where items may be requested.

Although the process will different, Murphy Library will still fill requests for items not held in its collections. Processing time should not be seriously affected by this temporary change.

Please direct questions or comments to Kate Russell at or 5-8397.