MWU Libraries

Faculty Support

Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services (ILLiad)

Interlibrary Loan Service = borrowing material and/or obtaining an electronic version of material not owned by MWU libraries. Charge = $3/item billed to the department

Document Delivery Service = providing an electronic version of material owned by MWU libraries and delivering it to the requestor’s desktop. No charge.

Requests must be submitted using the online request form. No paper or email requests are accepted.

Reference and Instruction Services

Reference assistance is provided in-person, by phone, email, or online request form.

Instruction and consultation is available by request to individuals and groups, and as part of scheduled courses in lecture format and in hands-on computer lab settings. Librarians tailor instruction to individual needs and course objectives. Frequently requested subjects include the construction of well-defined search strategies, evidence-based health care, Endnote, and more. Beginning and advanced search techniques are taught for a variety of bibliographic databases, as well as how to search for relevant health information on the web, and how to critically evaluate the resources found.

Access to library resources

Individual login IDs and passwords are assigned to all faculty (and to staff by request) for accessing the library’s electronic resources (databases, journals, and books) at any time remotely.

Library materials may be checked out with University ID. MWU owned items kept more than 14 days overdue are replaced and the faculty/staff member is billed for the replacement cost + processing fee.

Recommending new resources for purchase

Faculty should send a copy of each syllabus to the library in advance of each course and/or quarter, so that the library can purchase required and recommended texts for the reserve collection (in-library use only.)

Recommendations for purchase of materials and subscriptions to databases and journals are encouraged and vital in developing a strong collection that adequately supports the mission of the University. Recommendations should be made to library administration, and are accepted at anytime, by any method.