Gives information about what materials you can find and borrow from WIU and other libraries, information for saving citations, and access to the sign-in page.
Search scopes allow users to access various content in their home institution or any other member institution. In addition to searching the main WestCat catalog, which contains many of the WIU library materials, you can can search some collections individually, including the music and curriculum libraries, the I-Share Libraries, the course reserves, and specialized collections such as the Leibovitz Holocaust Collection. You can even search the Popular Reading books for downtime enjoyment!
This takes you to the Ask A Librarian page where you can contact us in a variety of ways including, phone, Email, and text message. You are also encouraged to contact or visit the Reference Desk for further assistance. We can answer questions, provide instruction in how to access and utilize the library's varied information resources (both electronic and print), and refer you to other helpful contacts both in the University Libraries and beyond.
If you can't find an item through WestCat, your next step should be the I-Share catalog, which searches multiple libraries in the Illinois system.
I-Share requests usually arrive within a week. You will receive an email when your item is ready to be picked up!
If you can't find an item through WestCat or I-Share, all hope is not lost! Items can be requested from libraries outside of Illinois through WorldCat.
Like I-Share, items requested through ILL must be picked up at Malpass; we cannot receive them at the Music Library.
Books and scores requested through ILL usually take 5-14 days to arrive, depending on availability and delivery methods. Articles requested through ILL can arrive in 3-10 days, depending on whether the file is received in an electronic format or photocopied and mailed. You will receive an email when your item is available online or to be picked up.