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How Do I...?

WCU Doesn't Have the Book I'm Looking For

Start by going to the EZ-borrow service:

  • Then log in with the barcode from the back of your Ram eCard. 
  • Once you’re logged in, enter the book’s title (add the author if it’s a common title) and hit search. 
  • On the left, look under Format and choose book, then click apply - this makes sure there are no ebooks (which aren't borrowable) in your results. 
  • Then all the results that match it will come  up –  hopefully your book will be in the results. If it is, click on the title. 
  • Then click on the Request link.

 

My Book is not Available (or Has No Copies Available to Borrow) Through EZ-Borrow

You can still request the book, but you'll need to request it using ILLiad.

  • If this is your first time using ILLiad, click on the First Time Users Click Here link. Follow the directions, and create your user name and password. Otherwise, login with your ILLiad user name and password.
  • Under Place New Request, select Book.
  • Fill out as much information about the book as you have (or at least the required fields). 
  • Then select Submit. You'll be notified via email when the book is available.

WCU Doesn't Have the Article/Dissertation/Other Item I'm Looking For

Start by going to the ILLiad service:

  • If this is your first time using ILLiad, click on the First Time Users Click Here link. Follow the directions, and create your user name and password. Otherwise, login with your ILLiad user name and password.
  • Under Place New Request, select the type of material you are looking for.
  • Fill out as much information about the item as you have (or at least the required fields). 
  • Then select Submit. You'll be notified via email when it's available.