Universal Borrowing (UB)
What is UB?
UB enables UWSP users to borrow materials (using the online catalog) from other UW System campus libraries and receive them promptly (usually 2-3 working days).
UWSP users may use their UWSP identification cards to checkout materials from other UW System libraries.
Items Available Through UB
UWSP students, staff, and faculty may borrow stacks books, most IMC items and most Government Documents. Some types of items such as periodicals, periodical articles, reference and materials on reserve will not be available. Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for periodical articles and other materials not available using UB.
Making UB Requests Online
If UWSP does not own an item or it is checked out, you may request it using UB.
From the UWSP Library's online catalog, select Other Catalogs.
Select the library catalog(s) to search from the UW Universal Borrowing Libraries box.
Hold down the Ctrl key to select all the library catalogs you want to search.
After you have connected, search for the record of the item you wish to borrow.
When you find the record of the item, go to the top of the screen and select Request Item.
Enter your UWSP identification number and your last name.
At Please Choose the Type of Request; just click on OK.
A form will appear. Enter your UWSP identification number again.
Make sure the library where you wish to pick up the item is selected.
Make sure there is an item selected in the box above where you typed in your identification number.
Click on Submit Request.
Item Notification and Pickup
You will be notified of the arrival of your requested items by email or telephone. The item will be held for you at the circulation desk of the library you chose as your Pick Up Library (this will normally default to your University Library) You will have seven days to pick up your requested items.
Checking Your Patron Record/Due Dates
You can check the status of your requests by selecting My Account located at the top of Library's online catalog page. You are allowed one renewal and must renew from your patron record.
Items are due in four weeks* and can be renewed online for one more four week period. *Semester checkout for faculty.
Returning UB Materials
UW System library materials may be returned to any UW System Library.
Problems or Questions
Contact Andy Pech (715-346-4214)