Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus
The resources of the University of Idaho Library are available for students, faculty, and staff everywhere–whether you are studying in the Library building, working at a statewide Center, or traveling the world! The sections below list a variety of ways you can access library resources online from anywhere.
Get Help Online!
Need help finding articles, starting your research, or have other library questions? We are online ready to answer your questions from anywhere.
Trying to make sense of library resources can be confusing. To help, we’ve created hundreds of research guides that are tailored to U of I classes and subjects.
Our Off-Campus Access guide provides detailed information about how to find and access resources.
To use the library off-campus, you’ll need to log in to our catalog or databases with your U of I Net ID account, the same credentials you use to access email and Canvas/BBLearn.
Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, & Digitization Requests
Our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) office can help you get electronic access to materials the library doesn’t own or digitize physical materials from our print collections.
- ILL service can provide electronic copies of materials held by other libraries across the world. To get started you will need to create a profile in our ILLiad system used to make requests.
- Document delivery service provides electronic access to journal articles and book chapters from the U of I Library’s print collection. Like ILL, requests are made through our ILLiad system.
- Digitization requests can be made from the library’s catalog by clicking on “Digitization Request” from a print item’s record.
Don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Patrons can request locally-owned physical items from the U of I Library and pick them up curbside.
To request an item, navigate to the library’s online catalog and search for a title. Then use the “request” link to place your “Curbside Pick Up”. You’ll receive an email when your item is ready, with a link to reserve a pick up time slot during open hours, Monday to Friday.
Please note that it may take two or more business days from the time you place your request to receive your items! Contact us at email@example.com with questions.
Special Collections & Archives
Many of the unique materials held by Special Collections & Archives are discoverable via our digital collections. The rest of our holdings can be searched via Archives West finding aids or the Special Collections website. For assistance with finding and accessing this material, please contact our Special Collections staff via email firstname.lastname@example.org.