Libraries

Ordering Books & Articles

Books & Other Materials | Articles
 

Illustration of a bookOrdering Books & Other Materials (e.g., microforms, theses)

WestCat

To locate books, movies, music, etc. at WIU Libraries:

  1. Search WestCat (WIU library catalog).
  2. If you find the item in WestCat, but it is held only at the WIU-QC library, you can have it delivered to Malpass Library (or vice versa). Click on the option in the bar near the top of the screen. Login requires only your last name/surname and your borrower ID, which is 21711 followed by your WIU ID number. Example: 217119aabbbccc.
  3. If you are unable to find your item in Westcat, click either the red question that asks “Repeat search in the I-Share catalog?” or the option in the bar near the top of the screen. Follow the steps below.
I-Share

Order items from other I-Share libraries by following these steps:

  1. Login to I-Share with your I-Share username and password (or first, "Create a New Account").
  2. Search for the book(s)
  3. When you have found a book, go to its detail page and click the "Request this item" link (within the "Locations" tab below the "Status" field)
  4. Select "Choose pick-up location" - it will default to the correct location for WIU.
  5. Click on "Request".

If you are unable to find your item in I-Share (or it is unavailable), then submit your request through WIU ILL (see below):

WIU ILL (Books, Articles & Other Materials)

Use WIU ILL to request materials that are unavailable via I-Share.

  1. Login to WIU ILL
  2. Please call (309) 298-2705 for assistance.