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Interlibrary Loan & Scanning Services

User Services

Current students, faculty, staff, retirees.

Your ILL Account

    • Request scans
    • View, download or print requested scans
    • Check the status of your request

Services for UW students, faculty, and staff

Other UW affiliates

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Businesses, individuals, UW alumni, UW donors.

Your ILL Account

    • Request, view, download, or print requested scans
    • Check the status of your request

Services for non-UW clients

  • Scan from material not owned by the UW Libraries
  • Scan from print material owned by the UW Libraries
  • Scan from map or aerial photo owned by the UW Libraries
  • Rush service for scan from material owned by the UW Libraries

Fee-based services

  • Provide scans of material owned by the UW or other libraries

How long does it take?

  • Most scans are available for download within 3 business days or less

Is rush service available?

  • UW ILL accepts rush requests. In order to process rush requests in a timely manner we are unable to process rush requests that require a date stamp. Requests that require a date stamp are requestable through our regular service.

How do I submit a request?

  • UW Interlibrary Loan and Document Services requests must be submitted online through our website at

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Other Libraries, archives, museums, and government agencies.

Request materials from the University of Washington Libraries using

  • Resource sharing networks:

Services for Libraries

  • Loan of materials owned by the UW Libraries
  • PDF of digital material owned by the UW Libraries
  • Scan from print material owned by the UW Libraries

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Request renewal:

Let Us Scan That For You

We can scan and deliver journal articles from the UW Libraries print collection and from other libraries directly to you at no charge. This service is available for current UW students, faculty and staff only.

What is Summit?

If you need an item that cannot be supplied by UW Libraries it may be available through Summit. Summit is a service used to request items from other libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance Consortium. Summit libraries lend print items and some audio/visual materials to each other. MORE >


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17. United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy/reproduction is not to be “USED FOR ANY PURPOSES OTHER THAN PRIVATE STUDY, SCHOLARSHIP, or RESEARCH.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes IN EXCESS of fair use, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.