Borrow and Renew

Resource Sharing

Request articles and print materials from other libraries. 

Materials Available via Resource Sharing

Available NOT available
  • Print and Electronic Articles
  • Print Books
  • DVDs
  • Non-circulating print materials such as reference and archival texts.
  • eBooks
  • Streaming Videos

Find and Request

When you find an article in a database, use the Find It button. If no full text is available at WSU, you can request the article through resource sharing.

  • In the How to Get it section, log in with your StarID and StarID password. (Courtesy card holders use barcode/last name.)
  • Select Resource Sharing.
  • Check request details for accuracy.
  • Select Send Request.
  • Select I agree with the terms on the following copyright page.

You will receive a confirmation message.

If you have a title, author, or other citation information, use the Find It form to see if the article is available in the library or to request it.

If the steps outlined above do not work, as a last resort, use the Blank ILL form to submit requests. If the computer will not accept your request for any reason, email us with the information on the material that you are trying to obtain.

Find and request items from libraries worldwide using WorldCat FirstSearch.

  • Select Request via Interlibrary Loan
  • Sign in with StarID and password (or barcode/last name for courtesy card holders)
  • Select Resource Sharing
  • Select Send Request from the bottom of the page
  • A pop-up will appear for you to agree to Copyright guidelines. Make sure your browser settings allow for pop-ups.
  • Select I agree with the terms. You will receive a confirmation message.

Ebooks are not available through Resource Sharing. Ebook requests are automatically converted to requests for physical books.

If you need a scan of a chapter, instead of the entire book, check the box “I only need a specific chapter or pages” at the bottom of the page. Add the chapter title and pages in the boxes provided. Each chapter must be on its own request.

  • Select Send Request.
  • A pop-up will appear for you to agree to Copyright guidelines. Make sure your browser settings allow for pop-ups.
  • Select I agree with the terms. You will receive a confirmation message.

Receiving and Picking up Items

Books and DVDs

When your requested item arrives in the library, an automatic email is sent to your WSU email account. The item(s) can be picked up at the Front Desk.

If you would like the item mailed to you please respond to the email you receive with your mailing address. You are responsible for shipping costs to return the item to the library.

Articles/Chapter scans

There are two ways you can receive articles from Resource Sharing: an email with an attachment or an email containing a link and PIN with instructions to download your article.

  • You may receive an email with an attachment from interlibraryloan@winona.edu.
  • Minitex (medd@othello.minitex.umn.edu) or another library may email you a link with login information.

If you receive your article from Minitex, you have a limited time to download your article. It will be removed in 7 days or after 5 viewings. Please download and save it to your device before this time.

Track and Request Renewals

From your library account

  • confirm requests     
  • check status of requests     
  • check due dates     
  • request renewals*

*Renewals are determined by the lending library.

Resource Sharing FAQs

Resource Sharing Specialist

Susan Byom
Library 130
507.457.5139
sbyom@winona.edu

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