Connect to most of the UW Libraries UW restricted online resources from home by clicking on the "Off-Campus Access" button in the top right-hand corner of Campus Library web pages (see example on this page).
Electronic Reserves : UW restricted articles and other materials your professor has placed on reserve for your class
Research Databases : A-Z index of all the databases available from UW Libraries. UW restricted means the database is only accessible online to UW and Cascadia Community College Students, Staff and Faculty with a UW NetID. If a database has any other restrictions, they will be noted in the database description after the database name.
Ask Us : contact a librarian by phone, email, or 24-hour chat
101 : learn more about
conducting research via an online tutorial
Distance Learners at UW Bothell have several options for getting books from the Campus Library, UW Libraries, and beyond. The option that works best for you will depend on where you live and how often you visit campus.
UWB/CCC Campus Library : if you know you will be visiting campus, you can have books with an "AVAILABLE" status paged in advance and held for pick-up at the Campus Library Circulation Desk. Books paged from UW Bothell / CCC Stacks are generally ready within 24 hours; books from other locations generally take 2-4 days. To request a book, find the record for it in the UW Libraries Catalog and click on the "Request / Place Hold" button. Remember - you'll need to activate your library account before you can check books out!
An Orbis/Cascade Alliance Library : if you live near any of these libraries you can order "AVAILABLE" items in the Summit catalog and pick them up at that library. Summit contains the combined holdings of over 30 academic libraries, including all UW Libraries locations.
A College or University Library : many colleges and universities will allow access to their collections either for free or for a fee. Check with your local college or university library to discover what resources they make available to guests
A Public Library : Some public libraries offer interlibrary loan services free or for a fee in addition to their local collection
Electronic Texts : includes electronic texts such as historical letters and diaries, government documents, and technical reports
UW Libraries subscribes to many electronic journals and research databases that contain full-text articles accessible online. If you are searching in a database that does not contain the full-text of the article you need, click on "Check for UW Holdings" to find it. If it is available electronically, you will be provided with a link to the appropriate database or journal. If it is not available electronically, you will be prompted to search the UW Libraries catalog to find out whether it is owned in print.
If an article is not available online, request it through Interlibrary Loan. This service is free to all UW / Cascadia students, staff and faculty. Make sure you indicate in your preferences that you prefer electronic delivery, and you will receive the article as an Adobe PDF document if possible.
If an article is available at the UW Bothell / CCC Campus Library, your Interlibrary Loan request might be denied. Feel free to forward a copy of the cancelled request to email@example.com and we'll scan it if we have the item available. Make sure as much as possible of the following information is included: Article author, article title, page numbers, date, journal title, journal volume and journal issue.