The Early Bird Gets the Worm…

Did you attend the Taylor Branch lecture and want to read his Pulitzer Prize winning work? If you search for the books in our catalog, you may be disappointed because someone beat you to it.

Fortunately for you, the Library has the perfect solution: Universal Borrowing (UB). In situations like these, you can request the available titles from the other UW campus libraries and get the book in a few days.

If you’re unfamiliar with UB, here’s what you do:

  • Click on ‘Universal Borrowing’ under the Find Books, Videos, Documents heading on the Library’s home page.
  • Make sure ‘All UB Libraries’ is selected and click Connect.
  • Enter the title in the search box and click on Title Keyword and then Search.
  • Your screen should show a list of the UW campus libraries and the search results. Click on the link to ‘Show’ result list.
  • Find a copy of the book that you’d like to request and click on the title. Make sure the status says Not Checked Out.
  • At top of the record, where you see the details of the book, click on the ‘Request’ button.
  • Log into your account with your UW-W ID number and your last name (all lowercase).
  • Click OK on the next screen, re-enter your UW-W ID number and click on Submit. Your request will then be processed. You’ll receive an e-mail to your campus address when the book is ready to be picked up at the Library.

About kyle

I'm the library guy. No, seriously, I'm the only male reference & instruction librarian. I also have the pleasure of serving several campus committees, the Academic Staff Assembly and the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues, among others.
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