Use MelCat and WorldCat to identify pertinent resources "out there" that are not owned by the WMU Libraries. You can request items directly through MelCat and through Interlibrary Loan from WorldCat. We will borrow the book(s) from another library and the service is FREE to you.
To locate books and e-books using the LibrarySearch system, enter your search terms in the box below. From the search results display select "Books" in the "Refine my Results" section in the left hand column.
Find books, articles, and more at WMU
Western Michigan University has a superb interlibrary loan service, called Resource Sharing. If you identify books and articles we do not own, they will do their utmost to borrow them for you. This service is usually free of charge to WMU students, faculty and staff.
Journal articles are generally digitized and sent to your email box within a few short days of request.
Books take a bit longer, since they come the old fashioned way through the mail. Normally, books arrive in one to two weeks.
Before using WMU's interlibrary loan service, you must first register and set up an account. Sign in to the interlibrary loan system to begin the process. You will be asked to login with your BroncoNetID and password. If you have never used the service before, follow the prompts for First Time Users. You only have to register once during your tenure at WMU.
Many of our journal databases allow you to put in an interlibrary loan request directly from the database itself. Be on the lookout for this button in whatever database you are searching . You will click on it to see if WMU owns the journal you are looking for. If we do not, you will see a link underneath it that says "Get it elsewhere." Just login in with your BroncoNetID and password and let the system do the rest.