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Interlibrary Loan Policies

Interlibrary Loan allows UW students, faculty, and staff to request books, journal articles, media, and other materials regardless of where it is available. Request materials from UW and other libraries via Interlibrary Loan.

Who: UW students, faculty, and staff can borrow through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Cost: There is no charge for UW patrons.

Limitations: Interlibrary Loan will attempt to get all materials requested.

Copyright: The University of Wyoming Libraries Interlibrary Loan Office complies with the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Circulation Policies: Loan periods and restrictions and bills are set by the lending library.

  • Non-UW affiliates (excluding reciprocal agreements)

    • Books and articles loaned within the U.S. - $20.00

    • Books and articles loaned outside the U.S. - $35.00

    • Rush handling fee per request - $10.00

  • UW does not accept replacement items for lost or damaged materials.

  • Any items returned damaged will not be returned to the borrowing library.

  • No renewals

  • The University of Wyoming Libraries will only lend to:

    • Libraries that will lend to us

    • Libraries that use OCLC for requesting materials 

  • Refund Policy for Borrowing Libraries

    • The University of Wyoming Libraries will refund payments for lost ILL items up to six months from the date of invoicing the library. Refunds will not be made if lost materials are returned or payments are made after the 6 months deadline.

  • UW students, faculty and staff can request books, journal articles, media and other materials regardless of where it is available.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service
  • Create an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account with your WyoWeb username and password. If you have difficulties contact ILL by email or call (307) 766-5168.
  • Click the Interlibrary Loan icon wherever you see it: Citation Finder, article databases, Library Catalog, or the Libraries' home page.
  • Complete the request and submit.
  • Available UW materials will be pulled and ready for pick up within 36 hours, Monday through Friday. If the material is not available at UW, the request will be forwarded to other libraries and will be available in a minimum of 2 weeks or longer.
  • You will be e-mailed when the material is ready to be picked up.
  • Pick-up locations will be selected when your Interlibrary Loan account is created: Coe Library, Brinkerhoff Geology Library, Learning Resource Center (LRC) or the Law Library.

In-person: Interlibrary Loan Office, Rm. 633, Coe Library


Phone: (307) 766-5168




Interlibrary Loan
University of Wyoming Libraries
Dept. 3334
1000 E. University Avenue
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

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