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Q. How do I request an item from the library's collection?

Answered By: Summer Steele
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2019     Views: 265

Place a request for library items you would like to have pulled and sent the pickup location you choose.

From the Library Homepage, go to Library Search.

Sign in

Click the link at the upper right corner of the screen and sign in using your network ID or your barcode and password.

Search

Once you have signed in, search for anything including books, journals, and other resources available from the OHSU Library.

Availability & Request Options

When you find the desired item in your search results, choose Availability & Request Options. If the item is available electronically, it will say Available Online

FOR BOOKS

Check Availability

After you select Availability & Request Options, check the item’s location and the number of available copies.

Items on reserve, items in the reference collection, and items located in the HCA (Historical Collections & Archives), cannot be requested or placed on hold. If there are no available copies of the item, you can still request it and your request will be added to the wait list. When the item is returned, you will be notified that it is available at your pickup location or sent . If you do not wish to be put on the wait list, you can also request the item through our Get It For Me service.

Request/Place a hold

Choose Request/Place a hold from the Availability & Request Options menu.

Select Pickup location

Before you request the item, select a pickup location from the dropdown menu. You can choose to retrieve your hold from the service desk at the OHSU Library in the BICC or at the OHSU Learning Resource Center in the CLSB. We can also send items to distance education Students, to the Oregon Primate Center Library, or through campus mail.

Request

Place the request. You will receive an e-mail notification when your hold is ready for pickup at your designated location.

FOR JOURNALS

Select Volume/Year

Once you’ve found the correct journal and chosen Availability & Request Options, use the Volume/Year dropdown menu to select the volume number and/or publication date you need.

Click on Item Location

If a location is still listed after you have chosen the Volume/Year, click on the location. If not, skip to the next step.

Request/Place a hold

Check the status to see if the item is in place or on loan. If it is on loan, you can request it and add your name to the waiting list. When the item is returned, you will be notified that it is available under your name for pickup from the hold shelf. If you do not wish to be put on the wait list, you can also request the item through our Get It For Me service.

Choose Request/Place a hold from Options to request the item.

Select Pickup location

Before you request the item, select a pickup location from the dropdown menu. You can choose to retrieve your hold from the service desk at the OHSU Library in the BICC or at the OHSU Learning Resource Center in the CLSB. We can also send items to distance education faculty & students, to the Oregon Primate Center Library, or to a campus mail address.

Request

Place the request. You will receive an e-mail notification when your hold is ready for pickup at your designated location.