You & the ADAI Library
Who can use the library?
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute Library is open to all University
of Washington students, faculty, and staff, as well as to addiction
professionals and others in Washington State.
The ADAI Library
collection covers the spectrum of scholarly and scientific literature
on alcohol and drug use from all relevant disciplines, including
medicine, nursing, criminal justice, psychology and sociology.
Materials are selected for researchers, college students, and
alcohol and drug specialists.
Also available within the Library are the services of the ADAI Clearinghouse, a resource center for parents, prevention organizations, schools, the faith community and the public. The Clearinghouse provides free materials (e.g. pamphlets, posters, factsheets) to residents of Washington State.
How to Borrow a Book (or Video) From the Library
Books and videos will be loaned for two weeks at a time to University
of Washington faculty, students, and staff, as well as to substance
abuse professionals in Washington state, and to faculty and students
from other colleges in the area.
UW borrowers may renew items
for an additional two weeks, provided that no one else has requested
the item. Renewals are not available to non-UW borrowers. Current
picture I.D. is required of all borrowers.
In some cases, the ADAI Library can arrange to send borrowed items by mail; contact the ADAI Library to ask about mailing, and be sure to include your complete contact information. Borrowers are expected to return items on time to the ADAI library, in person or by mail, at their own expense.
ADAI journals, reprints and reference materials do not circulate
and must be used in the Library.
Note: Non-UW borrowers may also contact their own college or
public library to facilitate borrowing through Interlibrary Loan
services described below.
Hot to Get an Article
From the Library
Some articles in the ADAI Library's Articles & Chapters database are available electronically for UW staff, students, and faculty. If you are on campus, all you need to do is click on "UW/ADAI Access" to open up the electronic journals and navigate to the article you want. If you are off-site when searching, see Accessing Electronic Journals Off-Campus for instructions on using the UW Library's Proxy Bookmarklet.
For those using library resources in person at ADAI, a self-service photocopier is available for use
at a cost of 10 cents/page for the public, or 5 cents/page for
copies charged to a University of Washington budget.
If you want ADAI staff to make a copy for you, the Library will
provide a single copy of articles from our Library collection
according to the "Fair Use" doctrine of U.S. copyright
law. This service is called Document Delivery, and is offered
for the benefit of UW faculty, staff and students, and affiliates
of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute. Fees for this service
are currently $3.00 per article if paid on a UW budget and $4.00
per article if paid by cash or check. Requests for Document Delivery
must include full a citation to the article, and your complete
contact information. (Document Services
If ADAI does not own an item, we will try to obtain it from another
library, but we must add any fees charged by the lending library
to our fee. UW faculty and staff should provide a budget name
and number; others are required to make arrangements for payment
at the time of the request.
Turn-around time for Document Delivery is usually within 1 working
day, though may take longer if the item requested must be ordered
from another library.
To request a document from the ADAI Library, use our Document
Services Order Form. For more information about our fees,
Other ADAI Library Services
Library staff perform onlines searches of the ADAI Library Catalog
and other databases, such as PubMed and PsycInfo. This service is available to
UW researchers and students at no charge; it is offered to non-UW
patrons as time permits. Searches may be requested by phone, e-mail,
or in person, and are usually available within three working days.
Before requesting a search, please consult our Bibliographies
to see if one already exists on your topic. Many of these Bibliographies
have been set up to perform an automatic search of our databases,
so they are updated the moment you click on the Bibliography title.
Interlibrary Loan and
DOCLINE (service for other libraries)
The ADAI Library regularly fills Interlibrary Loan requests from
libraries in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest region,
and to other substance abuse libraries in the US and elsewhere.
We accept ILL requests via DOCLINE (LIBID=WAUALC, we are a FreeShare lender) or by fax, mail, or e-mail.
ADAI Library journal holdings
are available in OCLC Firstsearch and the National Library of
Medicine's SERHOLD database, as well as listed
ILL requests are filled within 3 days of receipt, or
sooner if the request is urgent.
* Washington state libraries: No charge (regular request for
mail or .pdf copy)
* $4 to U.S. out-of-state libraries (regular request for mail
or .pdf copy)
* $5 to non-U.S. libraries (regular request for mail or .pdf
Articles will be faxed without extra charge for emergency requests
only. For more information about our fees, click here.
Books and videos will be loaned to Washington State libraries
and other substance abuse libraries for use by their patrons.
ILL requests for books and journals can use any of the ILL request
formats mentioned above.