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Designed for woodwind students at Western Michigan University, this is a woodwind player's guide to library and information resources.
WMU Libraries provides an excellent interlibrary loan service through its Interlibrary Loan Servicess. If you identify books, recordings, and articles we do not own, you can request that they be obtained from another library. This service is usually free of charge to WMU students, faculty and staff.
Journal articles are generally digitized and sent to you via email within a few days of your request.
Books and recordings take longer, usually 1-2 weeks, since they are sent by traditional mail.
Using Interlibrary Loan
Before using interlibrary loan, you must register and set up an account. Click here to begin the process. You will be asked for your BroncoNetID and password. Follow the prompts for First Time Users. If you are already registered, you simply log in and submit your request.
Many databases allow you to request an item from interlibrary loan directly from the database. Look for this button . 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." Login in with your BroncoNetID and password and the system will do the rest.
Materials from Michigan Libraries
You may also use MelCat (the Michigan eLibrary catalog and resource sharing system) to see if any Michigan libraries have an item. Sometimes MelCat books arrive sooner. You may borrow books, CDs and DVDs through MelCat, but not articles.